Wright Will Camp at UCLA

The Fontana (Calif.) Jurupa Hills athlete, Damion Wright, who played quarterback this past year for his high school team, plans to camp at UCLA for defense...

Fontana (Calif.) Jurupa Hills athlete Damion Wright (6-1, 195), helped lead his team to a CIF-SS title last fall, playing quarterback.

But Wright is seeing his college future place him on the defensive side of the ball.

He has one offer, from NCAA D-II Azusa Pacific, as a quarterback, but the D-I programs like him in the secondary for the most part.

"Arizona State is showing some interest, and they actually like me as a quarterback," said Wright. "I'm going there next Friday. But I'm hearing from most as an athlete and really as a safety."

Wright has come to accept the chance to play at the next level is more likely with the willingness to move to defense.

"I really like quarterback but my height is slowing me down," said Wright. "So I'm thinking more safety. Even cornerback, but I haven't really played much there. Just mostly safety. Honestly, I don't know which one would be better because all the schools are looking at me at different positions."

Wherever he plays, Wright is flexible.

"I'm open to whichever a school thinks I fit best at," said Wright.

San Diego State, Georgia Tech and Cal have all been showing interest in Wright and he also plans to camp with UCLA and USC, as he did a year ago, both local schools ones he's long dreamed of playing at.

"San Diego State has been showing a lot of interest in me and I'm hoping they offer," said Wright. "Coach (Tony) White said they have to talk as a staff first before offering me."

His dream school, though, is Cal.

"Cal has always been one of my dream schools," said Wright. "It's in California, it's not too far and it's not too close."

Wright plans to visit Cal in the spring when he goes to the Bay Area Elite 11, and he'll also camp at the Los Angeles NFTC as well as play for Ground Zero on the 7on7 circuit.

Academically, he has a 3.9 and will take the SAT in March.


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