Colorado QB plans return trip to WSU

WASHINGTON STATE is grayshirting newly signed quarterback J.T. Levenseller, effectively making him part of next year's recruiting class, but Bill Doba says the Cougs won't hesitate if they can land another top-notch prep QB in 2008. One intriguing out-of-state candidate who spent three days in Pullman last year, said he plans to be back this summer for the Cougs' summer youth camp.

Cameron Wright out of Arvada, Colo., got a first hand look at Washington State last fall.

"I visited Washington State over a period of three days and watched them play USC," said Wright, a 6.2, 188-pound dual-threat signal caller. "It was a great experience. Nice facilities, a fun environment, everything was great."

Coach Greg Peterson is running the point for Washington State.

"We've been exchanging a few emails, I think I'm probably going to go out there for their camp (June 24-27). They're doing a lot of updating on the campus and they're expanding the stadium so I've been reading up on that," said Wright.

Wright also plans on attending the Utah, Colorado and Colorado State camps, and the Ralston Valley High workouts start up in about three weeks.

In addition to WSU, CU, and CSU, schools showing early interest include Utah, Illinois, K-State, ASU and Washington. Utah is recruiting the hardest right now.

"As long as I'm comfortable wherever I'm at. Staying in-state would probably be my No. 1 choice, but I just want to play. I've heard the facilities at Western State in Gunnison are amazing...But the facilities at Washington State were amazing and I felt so comfortable there. I felt like I was in-state there," said Wright.

Both a pocket passer and a guy who can go outside and make plays on the run, it's Wright's competitiveness that sets him apart, says Ralston Valley coach Matt Loyd.

"He wants to win, he's competitive, he wants to do well but he's also going to do it in a way that's not boastful," said Loyd. "He was our (leading) rusher last year but also threw for close to 1,300 yards...We have three or four guys who are going to run the ball, but he's going to be one of them. And he's got a very strong arm."

A SOUTHPAW, Wright threw for 1,274 yards with eight TDs while rushing for another 727 yards and three scores his junior season, earning first team all-conference honors in '06.

Wright is spending his off season at the Colorado QB Academy, working on his mechanics and all-around QB skills twice a week for two hours a night. The Academy began in December and lasts through August.

"I'm working on mechanics so everything is muscle memory for next season," said Wright. "This Academy has helped me so much, not just with the fundamentals of the game but also the mental approach.

"We're looking forward to seeing what he can do this year because he was terrific for us last year," said Loyd. "He's a very intelligent, smart QB. He can read coverages and dissect defenses very well, and I think that's something special about him."

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