Player Spotlight: JT Wright

<STRONG>Interview with Agoura HS &nbsp;standout</STRONG>

Our next interview comes from Agoura HS (Agoura, Ca) all purpose player JT Wright. JT excelled as both a kicker and as a wide out last year and earned All CIF Divison 4. He is already hearing from schools across the nation and has an early offer from Wisconsin.

 

PrepCA: What were your stats from last season?

JT Wright: 66 receptions for 1,076 yards, 8 touchdowns, 13 of 16 field goals (long of 49)  and 43 of 44 extra points.

 

PrepCA: What is your official height and weight?

JT: 6'0" – 185 lbs.

 

PrepCA: What is your greatest football memory?

JT: I have two great football memories:  The first was the 1st half of the Agoura vs. Rio Mesa CIF playoff game.  The second was when I thought I had kicked the winning field goal to help Agoura beat Westlake this year.

 

PrepCA: What are your goals for the upcoming season?

JT: My goals are to be a key part of the team this year, and to help Agoura win the Marmonte League and the CIF Division IV Championship.

 

PrepCA: How are you preparing for the upcoming season?

JT: I am training with my speed coach, Jeff Barnhart, my kicking coach, Chris Sailer and weight training at 24 hour fitness.

 

PrepCA: Will you attend any camps this summer?

JT: Yes, both the Chris Sailer Combine and Kicking Camp.

 

PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve?

JT: As a receiver, I am working on increasing my speed.  As a kicker, I am working on increasing my hang time and distance on my kickoffs and punts.

 

PrepCA: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?

JT: Dominick Huerta (QB), Todd DiLando (CB), Greg Sharron (FS), Eric Wells (Tackle) and Aric Duran (WR).

 

PrepCA: Name one teammate you really respect and why?

JT: I really respect both Dominick and Todd, because both of these guys are great athletes and will be a key part of Agoura's success in 2005.

 

PrepCA: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?

JT: I want to play both as a wide receiver and as a kicker at a D1 football school.

 

PrepCA: Who is currently recruiting you?

JT: Wisconsin, Northwestern, LSU, Georgia Tech, University of AZ, AZ State, Stanford and University of Pennsylvania, to name a few.

 

PrepCA: Do you have any offers yet?

JT: Yes, I received a full football scholarship from the University of Wisconsin to play as a wide receiver and as a kicker.

 

PrepCA: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?

JT: Yes, but it is not a priority.

 

PrepCA: What would your top 5 college choices be?

JT: Wisconsin, Northwestern, Stanford, University of AZ and AZ State.

 

PrepCA: Who is the best player you ever played against?

JT: The best player that I played against is Kevin Thomas from Rio Mesa.

 

PrepCA: Why?

JT: As a cornerback, Kevin has great size and speed.

 

PrepCA: What other sports do you play?

JT: I play varsity soccer and varsity baseball.

 

PrepCA: What are your best lifts in the bench and 40?

JT: Bench – 205 lbs. – 40 yard dash – 4.6(electronically timed)

 

PrepCA: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?

JT: Coach Wegher would say that I am a great receiver and an outstanding kicker.

 

PrepCA: Who is your favorite athlete and why?

JT: Daryl "Moose" Johnston #48 (retired Dallas Cowboys), because he is a great role model both on and off the field.

 

PrepCA: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

JT: The best piece of advice that I have received is to work hard both in the classroom and on the playing field.

 

PrepCA: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?

JT: Agoura's offense should be able to put points on the board, and our defense will be tougher than people think.

 

PrepCA: What position do you think you will play in college?

JT: I would like to play as both a wide receiver and as a kicker.

 

PrepCA: What can a college program expect from you as a player?

JT: As a receiver, I am an excellent route runner with good hands, and have the ability to run after the catch.  As a kicker, I am an excellent field goal kicker under pressure, and I consistently put the ball in the end zone on kick-offs.

 

The staff at PrepCA would like to thank JT for his time and wish him luck during the upcoming season. Anyone wishing to contact JT may email jason@24-7football.com.

 


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