Wright To Be On Hand For Blackout On The Blue

When 2015 defensive back prospect Damion (DJ) Wright visited Boise State in June, he was immediately sold on what the city, school and football team had to offer. Not long after, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound athlete from Los Angeles verbally pledged to the Broncos, spurning an offer to play quarterback at Idaho as well as interest at both positions from a number of other schools.

Damion Wright will be in Boise Saturday for his official visit. And while he's already in love with the City of Trees, he cannot wait to see the Blue Turf in full bloom.

"I'm just excited to finally see a game and get a tour of campus," Wright said. "I'm really excited to get up there. It's a great school."

Wright, rated a three-star recruit and the 108th best safety in the nation, has remained solid in his commitment to the Broncos. He speaks with defensive coordinator Marcel Yates and defensive backs coach Julius Brown on a weekly basis.

"They like my size and my stature," Wright said of his conversations with coaches. "They said if I get up there and do my part I could play as a freshman. That has me excited."

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With nine current verbal commits on board, plus another future player who has signed financial aid paperwork to enroll early, Wright loves the camaraderie and brotherhood already formed with his fellow incoming Broncos.

"I was talking to the quarterback, Brett Rypien, the other day," he said. "I also talked to Akilian Butler and hope to call Ladarryl Blair soon."

Verbal commits expected to be in Boise with Wright include receiver Bryan Jefferson and junior college cornerback Marnez Ogletree. There will also be a number of uncommitted players checking out The Blue.

"We're a pretty close group, even if we don't talk a ton," Wright said of his fellow incoming Broncos. "I can't wait to get up there for school and get to know them even better."

But first, Wright will line up at safety and under center for his Bishop Mora Salesian High School Mustangs against La Mirada in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs Friday night.


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