Marcus Wright: Speed Kills

Speed is one of the most important qualities that a football player can possess. Ronald Reagan athlete Marcus Wright could be the fastest prospect in Texas for the class of 2008. Because of his 4.3 speed, Wright is already hearing from a couple of elite Big 12 programs.

"Texas A&M and Oklahoma State have been sending me a lot of mail," Marcus Wright said.

Wright has his eyes set on several of the top schools throughout the nation.

"The University of Miami, Texas A&M, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan and Notre Dame are my top schools," Wright said.

Wright singled out the Miami Hurricanes as his overall leader. He likes the style of play that Miami uses and the type of running backs that they have put on the field in previous years.

The 5-foot-7, 170 pound Wright may be small, but his speed sets him apart from the competition. He runs the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.3 seconds. His speed was definitely noticed over the summer at the Nike Spark Combine at Texas A&M University. Wright recorded the second fastest 40 time at the camp.

Wright had an exceptional sophomore season at Ronald Reagan High School. In only five games as the starting running back, he gained 915 yards rushing and found the end zone seven times. These stats earned him first team all-district and second team all-area. Wright is a special athlete and will definitely be showcasing his exceptional speed on the college landscape in the next few years.


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