Wright Wants Local Option

The 6-3, 185-pound Compton (Calif.) High safety prospect, Anthony Wright, parlayed a strong spring and summer on the camp circuit into eight scholarship offers. He says he'd be fine choosing from those eight options, but he's holding out hope for the local schools...

Compton (Calif.) safety Anthony Wright (6-2.5, 185) still sits on eight scholarship offers with the season beginning in a week, but like many prospects in the Southland, he's hoping that a strong start to the season will open the eyes of more schools, particularly the two local schools.

"I's just the same eight offers," said Wright. "They're just waiting to watch the first few games. UCLA and USC are sending me a lot of mail, telling me they'll be watching me and if I look good, I could get an offer."

Wright has been offered by Colorado, Colorado State, Baylor, San Diego State and Nebraska along with UNLV, Nevada and San Jose State.

"I'm liking Colorado a lot right now," said Wright. That's a good school and they got new coaches. Nebraska is my number two school. I was hearing a lot from Baylor, but I'm not as much now, so they're like number five. San Diego State and Colorado State are up there too."

Still, a lot of that could change if either the Trojans or the Bruins offered. "Man, they're close to home, I grew up watching them, I'd have a chance to play at either school and my family could come see me," said Wright. "But if not, I've got some good options."

While Wright has been primarily recruited as a safety, Nebraska has recruited him as a running back. "I prefer to play safety, but it doesn't matter, whatever I can play and get on the field," said Wright.

Wright kept himself plenty busy this spring and summer, going to the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles, the Nike Camp in Los Angeles and the B2G Elite Football Program. It was at the B2G that he went up against several Verbum Dei prospects, which is significant because Compton opens up its season with Verbum Dei.

"I have nothing to say, Reggie Dunn got me at B2G," said Wright. "I can't wait to play them again though. All I'm thinking about is Verbum Dei. We play them on September 8th."

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.

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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