Despite Injury, Athlete Still Sought

Shareece Wright, the 5-11, 185 pound athlete from Colton (Calif.) High, was on his way to having a huge senior season -- when he broke his hand. He's still hearing from college programs, though, including UCLA...

Colton (Calif.) safety Shareece Wright (5-11, 185) has had a disappointing fall. In week three of the season, Wright suffered a broken bone in his left hand, which has prevented him from playing the past two weekends.

"It's been tough. I'm going to be out for at least one more week, then I'll try and come back for Eisenhower," Wright said. "But then I may be out for a few more weeks. I've been getting really frustrated."

Fortunately for Wright, it hasn't prevented his recruitment from continuing.

Wright has 14 scholarship offers and a couple of other schools he's still watching and hoping to hear from.

"My top five is Arizona, Nebraska, Oregon, Arizona State and USC," said Wright. "UCLA, I'm still looking at them as much as they look at me. They said they still need to see some transcripts."

Wright took an unofficial trip to Nebraska during the Huskers season opener with Maine, along with teammate Allen Bradford. "It went really good. I had a good time there. They take football very seriously at Nebraska," said Wright.

This weekend he's going to Oregon when they play Washington. Arizona is the only other trip he's definitively planned.

Wright said he's not in a hurry to make a decision. "I'll announce when it feels right. whether it's before my trips are all done or after them," said Wright.

Through three games, on offense, Wright had 35 carries for 608 yards and seven touchdowns and 1,102 all purpose yards.

"Some schools said there is a possibility of playing running back, but I'm not sure I want to switch from defense," Wright said.

Wright is holding a 2.5 GPA and will take the SAT in November.


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