At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista standout quarterback Kyle Wright continued what has been an outstanding season with another big win last Friday.
In moving the team's record to 9-0 on the season, Wright was 12-for-18 for 232 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for 80 yards and one touchdown in the 49-8 win.
In nine games, Wright has thrown for right around 2,000 yards with 23 touchdowns and just one interception. He's also added 310 yards and eight touchdowns rushing, giving him a total TD/INT ratio of 31-1.
"I was finally able to play more than two quarters," Wright joked. "I played a little bit into the third. We have clinched a share of the League title and we have a huge game coming up this week."
Wright, who is a full academic qualifier that will start his UM career in January, provided some interesting insight.
As an 8th grader, Wright set school records in the high jump (5-11) and the 400m (54).
Wright also talked about the season the University of Miami has been having to this point.
"They were struggling there a little bit against Rutgers and West Virginia," he said, "but that's bound to happen sometimes when you go out each and every week with a big target on your back. It's hard to get up for games like that sometimes and everyone's gunning for you. Everyone wants to knock off the defending national champions. But in the end, there are just too many athletes and too many big play guys for Miami."
Wright said he had the chance to watch the Hurricanes and their dominating performance over Tennessee on Saturday.
"I was real glad to see them get back on track," he said. "They really put it together and took it to Tennessee pretty good."
The talented quarterback also voiced his concerns over the current BCS system in college football.
"The BCS is a joke," he said. "When you're the defending champions, you've won 31 straight games, and you're undefeated this season, you should never have the No. 1 spot taken away from you. I may be biased because I'm a Hurricanes fan, but I think that's a joke. They're the best team in the country."
Wright said he recently spoke to defensive tackle prospect David Patterson on the phone.
"We met during our official visits to Miami," he said. "He and I got along real well and he seemed like a great guy to me. Plus, he's supposed to be a real good player so I figured I'd give him a call."
Wright said he spoke to Patterson about the possibility of joining him at Miami.
"We talked about everything," he said. "He told me it's pretty much Miami and Ohio State. He's still trying to decide between the two. He likes Ohio State a lot but he also likes how Miami's going to lose six defensive linemen and how well they produce them every year. I'm hoping he'll pick Miami."
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