Wright Makes Visit, Too

Not only did Allen Bradford, the elite linebacker from Colton, unofficially visit UCLA Saturday, so did his standout teammate, running back/defensive back Shareece Wright. The 5-11, 185-pounder provides us his impressions of the day...

Joining Colton (Calif.) linebacker Allen Bradford on his unofficial visit to UCLA on Saturday was teammate Shareece Wright, the 5-11, 185-pound, Colton defensive back.

Wright, who has eight scholarship offers, said he had a great visit to Westwood.

"It went really good. They didn't offer me yet, at least not officially. I basically have a verbal offer from them. They said they're just waiting on me to get my SAT score to them," said Wright.

Wright met with most of the coaching staff as well as a trio of players, Michael Pitre, Chris Markey and Fred Holmes.

Wright said: "I met with the whole staff. Coach (Karl) Dorrell, Coach (Eric) Bieniemy and Coach (Brian) Schneider spent a lot of time with us. We told them we wanted to come out for a visit and they all ended up being there. We also got to meet with Doc (Kreis). He is real cool. He's a really intense guy too."

Wright's offers have come from Nebraska, Washington, Oregon, LSU, UTEP, Boise State, Arizona and Arizona State.

"From the schools who have offered me, I'm liking Arizona a lot and then Washington. UCLA is one of my favorites too, even though they haven't offered," Wright said. "And Oregon is probably up there too."

Next up on the unofficial tour list is Washington and Oregon, and possibly USC.

Wright, this spring, has attended the Los Angeles Scout.com Combine, the Los Angeles Nike Camp and a one-day camp at Arizona. At the Scout Combine, he clocked a 4.55 forty and jumped 34.5 inches, while running a 4.4 shuttle. He doesn't have any plans to do any summer camps. "We had a good year last year, our first in Division I. But it ended badly (losing to Esperanza in the second round of the CIF playoffs). So we've decided that we're seniors now, we need to lead and give our team the attention during the summer. We were gone a lot because of camps and combines, but now it's time to focus on Colton football," Wright said. "I refuse to lose this year, so I need to be an example."

Wright wants to lead with Bradford and safety James Smith, and also said he'd like that to continue to play with Bradford and Smith in college. "We talk about it a lot. It'd be a blessing, to go to school together. Three Division I players, from the same defense? We'd really like to do that."

Wright has said that his stepfather, a UCLA alumnus, has the Bruins as a heavy favorite and Wright himself said if UCLA offered they would be at the top of his list, but no commitment would immediately come.

During his junior year, Wright rushed for 1,228 yards on 130 carries and 14 touchdowns while also getting a pair of sacks to go with 102 tackles. He said as much as he enjoys running back, his future is in the secondary.

Academically, Wright has a 2.5 GPA and took the SAT on June 4th.

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