Wright Knows Which School He'll Choose

Before this weekend, Demetrius Wright from Corona High had taken official visits to Washington, Tennessee and Arizona. This weekend was the talented cornerback's opportunity to take his official visit to USC. As has been the case with all of the schools he's visited, he had a great time.

"I've been to USC many times before, but I never got the chance to hang out with the players and get to know the coaches better, so that's why I took advantage of taking the official visit," said Wright. "I drove down there 45 minutes from my house, just hung out with the guys and I really liked it. It was just like I imagined it would be."

Demetrius Wright told Allen Wallace in a Nov. 17 Scout.com article that he was solidly favoring the Trojans. After his official visit to USC, Wright wouldn't say if USC is still his top school, but he did provide an enlightening answer when asked if he was still favoring Trojans.

"I know what my decision is, but everyone is just going to have to wait until I pull the hat at the Army All-America Game," Wright said. "But I already know where I'm going."

We asked Wright what it was about the school he'll commit to that led him to his decision?

"The coaching staff, I get a good feeling with the players and everything about the school," said Wright

If getting a good feeling with the players is an important factor in Wright's decision, it appears USC scores high marks in that category.

"They are a good group of guys and they are always looking for a way to win, and they help each other out," said Wright about his impression of the USC football players.

One of the USC players Wright spent a lot of time with on his visit was his host, Byron Moore.

"Byron Moore had a lot of great things to say about USC," said Wright. "He said to just stay humble and do what I have to do, and I'll get on the field."

Tony Jefferson, Dillon Baxter, George Uko, Jackson Jeffcoat, Gabe King and Kyle Prater also took their official visit to USC. Wright was asked if there was a good chance all of the prospects taking their official visit to USC could end up Trojans?

"Yep," Wright said.

On Saturday neither the Trojans or UCLA did much on offense and the score was 7-0 at halftime. The second half was a little more interesting and with 54 seconds left on the clock, USC had a 21-7 lead, the ball and decided to take a knee and let the clock run out. But UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel called timeout with hopes of getting the ball back. So, USC decided to throw the ball and Matt Barkley completed a 48 yard touchdown pass to Damian Williams. The end result made for an interesting ending and UCLA fans called Pete Carroll classless. Most of the recruits at the game visiting USC felt Neuheisel got what he deserved. Wright said USC just did what it had to do.

"The coach called a timeout and he was trying to keep in the game," said Wright. "So, if you're going to call a timeout when we're just trying to end the game by taking a knee, we're just going to keep on doing what we have to do. We brought them a long touchdown."

USC has lost three games this season and some believe, at least they want to believe, the USC football program is on a downward spiral. Wright doesn't believe that's the case.

"SC will never have another season like this one again," Wright said. "The things they're going to do and have planned for the future are ridiculous. They will come out banging for the rest of these years."


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