Daniel Wright

Vacaville running back Daniel Wright talks Cal visit

Vacaville (Calif.) running back Daniel Wright, who rushed for 1,259 yards last season pays a visit to Berkeley.


With visits set for UCLAFresno State and UC Davis, Vacaville (Calif.) running back Daniel Wright paid a visit to his hometown school -- California -- this past week with his grandmother.

"The most contact I've had has been Cal which hasn't been much but every little bit counts," said Wright, who sports a 4.0 GPA and a 4.59 40-yard time, to go along with his 131 kick return yards, 73 receiving yards and 68 punt return yards this past season. He's on track to be a mid-year graduate, to boot.

During the visit, Wright, who has interest from Arizona, Utah, Northern Arizona and NC State, met one-on-one with newly-minted running backs coach Garret Chachere.

"All his comments and my tape where positive, and he says I'm a natural back," Wright said. "He told me he knows I have the potential to recieve a full ride offer, whether it be Cal or somewhere else. He says he likes the way I move and also my balance. Coach Garret also mentioned that speed is key, and that makes up for size. He said he likes smart running backs, and also fast ones who can break tackles and not get armed tackled. He doesn't like seeing backs who get tackled by one guy."

Wright -- an all-Monticello Empire League running back -- posted a SPARQ score of 111.24 last year, and will look to improve that score this summer at the Oakland Regional for NIKE's The Opening.

"[Chachere's] main thing was speed. He told me not to worry about my size," Wright said. "He said the only thing I need to focus on is making sure I have a senior season to remember."

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