Wright Commits to USC

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- With all the rumors surrounding Pete Carroll's possible departure to the NFL, the USC Trojans got some positive news on Saturday, when defensive back recruit Demetrius Wright announced that he committed to USC.

With all the rumors surrounding Pete Carroll's possible departure to the NFL, the USC Trojans got some positive news on Saturday when defensive back recruit Demetrius Wright announced that he was going to commit to USC.

Wright, who has the potential to play either cornerback or safety on the college level, picked the Trojans over Tennessee, Arizona and Washington.

"USC has always been my dream school and I can see myself going in there," Wright said. "It's a real good time to come in at corner. They have a lot of guys leaving so spots are opened up.

"I have a real good chance to come in there and make a big impact at the corner position."

The four-star cornerback made his announcement on national television during the Army All-American Bowl, with fellow USC commit Robert Woods watching from the sidelines.

"When I seen him on the television I was like, ‘Come on, stay with USC, stay with USC' and he did. That was a good look for us," Woods said.

Along with the opportunity to compete for playing time as a freshman, Wright said he was drawn to the Trojans because of all the success that they have had over their storied history.

"They have that winning tradition, so I want to come up there and keep winning," he said. "I like going to their games and the crowd."

Wright was recruited by Brennan Carroll and said he developed a strong bond with the USC assistant during the recruiting process.

"Brennan Carroll is real strong recruiter and he was with me the whole time, putting good stuff in my head about the school," Wright said.


Demetrius Wright at Army Bowl practice.

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