Fresno State could be right for Wright

Buena Park (Calif.) outside linebacker Andrew Wright is highly interested in sole offer from Fresno State.

In late November, Buena Park (Calif.) outside linebacker Andrew Wright received the big news - his first scholarship offer came in from Fresno State Bulldogs.

“I was so excited,” Wright said. “I wasn’t expecting it. I was at practice and my head coach called me over. (Fresno State outside linebackers coach Jordan) Peterson was on the phone and he told me they were offering me a full ride to Fresno. I was happy.”

Since then, Wright has gained interest from Weber State, Montana, Colorado and Colorado State, but the Bulldogs remain as his only offer. His relationship with Peterson has also made Fresno State his top choice so far.

“It’s been going great,” Wright said. “I’m visiting on Jan. 15 so I’m excited about that. The coaches came down a couple times and one came down to a game this year… I like (Peterson). He’s got good energy and we get along great. I want to officially be a Bulldog. He seems like a nice, chill guy, but he said he’d be hard on me when I get there. I just want to see how it is out there, get the vibe and feel it out. I may be there for the next four years of my life.”

Fresno State has had recent success recruiting the outside linebacker position with additions such as Tobenna Okeke and Justin Green. Wright could be another edge rush specialist to be waiting in the wings.

“Peterson said I could drop down to defensive end and rush the passer or drop back in coverage,” Wright said. “My biggest strength is my speed. I use that to my advantage to get around the linemen. I don’t want to seem cocky, but usually they aren’t fast enough to block me. When they overreach, they open up the inside so I get through that way. I’m really aggressive to the ball and I have good awareness to where it’s at.”

Wright is high on the Bulldogs, but he also hoped to visit Weber State and Colorado. A commitment could come as soon as this weekend, however.

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