DB/RB Prospect Anthony Wright

The 6-1, 180-pound athlete from Compton High, Anthony Wright, is getting a good amount of attention from UCLA. He tells us who his early favorites are and other factors that will play into his decision...

When thinking of Compton football, Dominguez is the first school that comes to mind for most people. But Compton (Calif.) High has a prospect in the class of 2007 who is hoping to take some of the attention for himself.

Athlete Anthony Wright (6-1, 180) was at UCLA's Junior Day earlier this month, and they are just one of several schools who the defensive back/running back is hearing from.

"I'm actually hearing the most from UCLA. I also get a lot of interest from Oregon, USC, Oregon State and Arizona," said Wright.

The Trojans are Wright's favorite school with UCLA running second. A pair of national schools, Ohio State and Georgia, are the others Wright has interest in, and he would like it to be mutual.

"I don't have any offers yet, but I know I want to stay in the Pac-10," Wright said. "If USC or UCLA offered, man, it would be hard to turn either one down. USC has been my favorite school with Ohio State and Georgia. But if UCLA offered me, I'd look really close at them."

At Junior Day, Wright got to meet new defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker, an opportunity he relished. He said, "Junior Day, it went good. I went with my parents. I like the weight room, it's bigger than I thought. Coach Walker, I really like his routine for his defense. He came from the Redskins and worked with Sean Taylor and he is my favorite player. I was real excited about that."

Wright said he didn't anticipate making an early decision, but if he felt that the right school was there for the taking, he would do it. "I'd want to discuss it with my parents and if it's the best thing to do, I'd do it," said Wright.

As a running back a season ago, Wright rushed for 1,020 yards on 100 carries and five touchdowns while making a mark on defense, where as a safety he recorded 51 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble. When it comes to his position in college, Wright said, "I want to play safety in college. I can play running back, but I think my future is at DB."

This spring, Wright plans to attend the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles, the Nike Camp in Los Angeles and possibly the Nike Camp in Oregon.

Academically, Wright has a 2.8 GPA and will take the SAT on April 1st.


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