Local DB Wants Local Offers

The 6-2 1/2, 180-pound defensive back prospect from Compton (Calif.) High, Anthony Wright, has scholarship offers from the Big 12, and said he'd be fine if the two Los Angeles schools didn't ultimately offer him. But he still has hopes for an offer from UCLA and USC...

Compton (Calif.) safety Anthony Wright (6-2.5, 180) is up to eight scholarship offers and, though neither of the hometown schools have offered, Wright is keeping them in his top seven in hopes that they do.

"My top five schools are Baylor, Colorado, Colorado State, San Diego State and Nebraska," said Wright. "UCLA and USC are up there, too. I also like Oregon and Texas."

Wright has eight offers to date, with each of his top five having offered him, plus offers from UNLV, Nevada and San Jose State. He said he wants to take his time to make up his mind, however. "I'm going to see all of my offers and go on my recruiting trips too before I make a commitment," said Wright. "I'm just going to give it my best and wait it out."

Wright isn't shutting the door on the Bruins or Trojans since, when we first talked to him, he stated a desire to stay close to home.

"They're both in L.A. and close to my family," said Wright. "But if they don't offer, my family is okay with me leaving and I will go with the best school for me."

Wright attended UCLA's Junior Day back in March and got an opportunity to meet with defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker, who coached Wright's favorite player, Sean Taylor, with the Redskins a year ago.

"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," Wright said.

Earlier this month, Wright attended the Cal camp and thought his performance was one of the best of any camper there. "I did real good, playing corner and safety. I was locking up all the receivers. I'm surprised that they didn't give me MVP," said Wright.

This weekend, Wright will attend the B2G Elite Football Program, marking his final camp of the season, and then will begin to shift his focus to his senior year on what should be a talented Compton team.

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 he recorded 51 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble.

Academically, Wright has a 2.8 GPA and will take the SAT again this fall.

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