Huskers expecting a visitor from California

This is the type of the player that you need. Speed and size, but more than that, could play offense or defense. While many like him on offense first he is coming around to the way of thinking that defense might be the best fit for him. He is set for his first official to come out and see Nebraska take on Troy.

The newest name to pop up for an official visit this weekend is Anthony Wright from Compton (Calif.). The 6-foot-1 and 185 pound DB/RB has good speed with a 4.54/40 time and has led his team so far to a perfect record.

"We're doing good," Wright said. "We're 2-0. We didn't start school until after Labor Day."

"I had two interceptions and seven tackles on defense in the first game. I think that I had 105 yards rushing. My second game I had five tackles and one fumble recovery. I don't know how many yards I had."

One of the benefits in looking at Wright is the versatility of possibly playing offense or defense in college. As an athlete, you could bring him in and slot him as you needed. He is sort of leaning to one position though right now as his favorite.

"A lot of school are looking at me to play running back. I told them that I can play defensive back too. Then they look at me and my tape and said that they like me as an athlete. I kind of want to play defense now (in college)."

So far about 10 teams have stepped up to offer Wright. "I still have the eight offers. I have offers from Nebraska, UNLV, Nevada, San Diego State, Baylor, Colorado and Colorado State."

The first of his official visits will take place this weekend. He isn't quite sure what he will see on the trip and he hopes that it will surprise him. The second visit is set up for later in October.

"I am going on a recruiting trip to Nebraska on Saturday. I think that the visit will surprise me. I know that they have a lot fan support. I know that they have sold out all of their games for a long time. I don't know how long though."

"I am also considering taking visits to Colorado. I have that one set up for October. That is the only other one I have set up. I am thinking about one to Oregon too."

Wright wasn't sure if he would commit this weekend if everything fell into place. One reason why he might not is because he will be traveling on his own. "I don't know. It kind of depends. I will be playing that by ear. I am going out there to Nebraska by myself."

Last year Wright rushed for 1,020 yds on 100 carries (10.2 yards per carry) and five touchdowns and received first team all Moore League honors as a running back. On defense he also had 51 tackles and four interceptions.

Wright is also a standout on the track too. He participates in the 100m, 200m, 300m Hurdles, and Long Jumps during track season.


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