Eric Wright is a Trojan

It took longer than we hoped but we we're finally able to track down someone to confirm San Francisco (Calif.) Riordan two way athlete Eric Wright's commitment to USC over the weekend.

"Yes he did commit on Sunday," Riordan head coach Frank Oross said. "I had a feeling that's where he would end up. He visited USC and saw all that tradition first hand, it would be tough to say no and he went ahead and pulled the trigger.

"His parents went with him and they loved it there too. Coach Carroll just did a great job and the whole staff as a whole actually did a great job recruiting Eric. They get after it and were the most aggressive staff of anyone who recruited Eric. Back in the Spring, Coach Carroll came out to check out a practice and when other schools are sending their assistants and you see a head coach come by, that means a lot.

"Coach Holt was the primary recruiter for Eric and I've known him for a long time so he had a good foot in the door already. Basically, Eric just loved the way he was treated by the staff, his parents love the academic and alumni support and they all are excited about the direction of the program."

Wright excelled on both sides of the ball this past season rushing for over 1,200 yards at running back and was a shut down corner on defense.

"I think he can play on either side of the ball but I believe he was recruited as a corner," Oross said. "He's an explosive player and has great speed. He really hits the hole hard and the only reason he didn't rush for more yards is because we had five new starters on the offensive line. Thee were games when he was constantly getting hit behind the line of scrimmage but still would go over 100 yards. He's very good at corner and with his size, I think that's his best position."

Wright also had trips set with Cal and Washington but will not be taking them. Coach Oross said Cal will be by the school to make one last pitch, but said Eric is solid with the Trojans and will not be going back on his commitment.


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