Socially distanced, Bethesda’s Wright signs with Presbyterian

Blazer RB signs in driveway with drive-by support from classmates, teachers

Bethesda football standout holds socially distanced signing

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - It was a special, but unique, day for a Savannah high school football standout.

Bethesda’s Jaden Wright didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic keep him from a signing day ceremony.

As he signed to play at Presbyterian, classmates and teachers drove by his house to show their support for Wright.

While Wright signed in the driveway, dozens of classmates and teachers drove by to show their support.
While Wright signed in the driveway, dozens of classmates and teachers drove by to show their support. (Source: WTOC)

It may not have been the typical signing celebration Wright has long hoped for, but he says the interesting circumstances made it even more fun.

“It was different. I was kind of like, my friend got the whole school to come and it was different," Wright says. “But this one was really different. All the cars going by, even the music playing in the background, I loved it."

“We said if we can do our social distancing, wear our masks and do the right thing, then we can still have a special moment for him because he deserves it," said Bethesda head football coach Antwain Turner.

The Blazer standout was named the 2019 SCISA All-State Offensive Player of the Year and an All-Region selection. The future member of the Blue Hose wrapped up his career at Bethesda with 3795 rushing yards and 52 total touchdowns.

Wright says it probably won’t hit him until later this week that he is officially a college football player.

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