Talented California Punter Ryan Wright Enjoys Camp Experience With the Buffs

Ryan Wright completed over 62 percent of his passes, while throwing 27 touchdowns and just three interceptions as a junior, but it is his leg that is being showcased this summer...


Ryan Wright is planning to be a punter at the college level, however, the California High School standout hopes to use his abilities as a passer periodically even when his high school career ends.

"Hang time is a big strength for me. I also bring the best fake punt potential in the country," he told BuffStampede.com. "I am the quarterback for my high school and I had a 130.1 QBR (Quarterback Rating) last year."

Ranked as the nation's fifth best punter prospect from the Class of 2018 by Kohl's Kicking, Wright was in Boulder on Thursday afternoon for the Buffaloes' individual camp.

"They are recruiting me and I heard a lot of references from family and friends that it is beautiful out here so I decided to come and take a look," he said. "It is beautiful, I love it. I would love to come out here and play football."

The large 6-foot-3, 240-pound punter admitted it took a little while to get used to the Buffaloes' Nike Footballs on Thursday, but he adjusted, and showed off his powerful leg. Wright said he enjoyed working with Matt Thompson, who ran a kicking academy in Broomfield before joining Colorado's staff as the director of quality control for the special teams last April.

"They may or may not offer a 2018 punter, we'll just see how it goes," Wright said when asked about the Buffs' interest in him. "I am going to keep working and see what happens.

"It is a little tough for punters because they only offer probably 10 spots in the country for 2018 guys. You just have to plug away, keep working and work to that top spot."

Wright also attended a camp at Alabama earlier this month and he is thinking about stopping by Purdue and Rutgers this summer.

"Staying patient is definitely the biggest challenge," he said. "I don't have a dream school. I'd say whoever offers me, I'll go there and I'll have 100 percent loyalty to that school."

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