"If They Offered, I'd Probably Commit"

Demetrius Wright, the 6-2, 200-pound defensive back prospect from Corona, Calif., currently has two scholarship offers. If a certain other program, however, offered him, Wright said he'd "probably commit to them."

Corona (Calif.) defensive back Demetrius Wright (6-2, 200) is sitting on a pair of scholarship offers, one from the Pac-10 and one from the SEC, but it was the latter one that came as a surprise to him.

"Washington and Tennessee have both offered me and I am really happy to get those offers," said Wright. "The coach at Tennessee told me he was real excited to offer me, and he wanted to be the first from the SEC to offer me. That was a real big one because they don't really recruit out here."

Washington was the first to offer Wright, with Husky secondary coach Demetrice Martin being aware of Wright from when he coached in the Southland.

"Coach Demetrice is a real cool guy and it was exciting to get my first Pac-10 offer," said Wright. "Washington is a school I'm really interested in. I go to church with Marlion Barnett (a Washington signee) and he's telling me to come there."

Wright is also hearing from a host of other schools, including UCLA, Colorado, San Diego State, Oregon, Oregon State and LSU.

Does one school stand out? "I'm not saying I have a leader, because I can't really say right now if I have one," said Wright. "I'm really undecided."

One school, though, that Wright is hopeful will offer him is UCLA.

"If UCLA came forward and offered, I'd maybe commit right then," said Wright. "My family really wants me to go there and UCLA was my childhood favorite. If they offered, I'd probably commit to them."

But wherever Wright decides to commit to, he's hoping to take some of his official visits, perhaps all five of them. "I want to decide early, but I'm trying to see a lot of new places and I'm going to try and take all my trips," said Wright. "It's every little boy's dream, to be recruited, since I started playing Junior All-Americans, to play college football and I want to experience it."

Wright said when he's narrowing down his list to the school he'll choose, a couple factors will play into his decision.

"The academic level of the school has to be high," said Wright. "And I want to play for some good coaches, too."

Academically, Wright has a 3.0 GPA and will take the SAT in the spring. As a junior, Wright earned First Team All-Big VIII honors as a cornerback and named team's Most Outstanding Defensive Back in 2008. Wright had 50 tackles, three defensive touchdowns and rushed for 13 touchdowns.


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