USC Nike camp update - Kyle Wright

Kyle Wright is a 6-4, 195-pound quarterback from Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista, and Wright went head-to-head with Tommy Grady, arguably the best signal-caller in Southern California and came away looking strong. He showed nice arm strength, good accuracy and agility.

"There was some good competition out there, but I feel pretty good about how I stacked up," Wright told after the Nike camp was complete. "Wright has all the tools physically and is the best quarterback we've seen at any of the three camps so far," said Greg Biggins, Director of Recruiting for Student Sports after watching Wright go through the motions. "He's big and strong and has a great arm," Nike quarterback coach Bob Johnson said. "He can also throw with touch and is a very good player. I like Kyle a lot, he's definitely an elite player." Johnson doesn't throw out superlatives like that often, so when you hear that from Bob you know he's excited. Biggins compared Wright to Tennessee Vol Casey Clausen.

Kyle had a solid day testing, running a 4.67 in the 40, 4.25 in the shuttle and jumped 27 inches in the vertical leap. "I went out and had fun," he said about his day at USC. "I just wanted to go out and throw routes just like I do to my friends and my receivers. I definitely had a lot of fun." Monte Vista teammate, receiver Sam DeSa was also there, so that helped Wright get in the groove early.

Kyle was pleased getting an opportunity to work with Bob Johnson. "I've met him before but I've never had hands-on instruction with him before," he said. "He expects a lot. It was definitely very challenging. I want to get better with the drill where we were going over and around the bags. It was a little shaky at first, but once I started to get the hang of it it wasn't too bad. I definitely want to take all the positives and build off of that."

Wright had a lot of positives during his junior season with Monte Vista, throwing for 3100 yards. He found the endzone 29 times and also ran for 8 more scores. Kyle earned All-Bay Area, All-League, underclass All-State and junior All-American honors for his efforts. USC, Tennessee, Florida, Notre Dame, Miami and UCLA head Wright's current list of favorites. "I like all of those schools," he said. He'll also be participating at the Stanford Nike camp. Top Stories