With multiple DI level defensive backs in the 2015 Colorado recruiting class, it is difficult for an athlete to stand out, but Overland High School corner Josh Wright continues to gain more and more attention for his impressive game.
The 5-10 170 pound athlete self-reports a 4.4 forty and Wrights' film and 5th place finish in the 300 hurdles support that he has the speed to play at the next level. Watching Wright, immediately you notice is his aggressive, sure tackling and willingness to mix it up. In coverage Wright moves around playing multiple spots in the secondary. Working as a corner, Wright would move to cover the opponent's number one in attempt to limit that player. Wright also lines up at safety due to his ability as a tackler. At the next level Wright is a corner and may be best suited as a nickel. As he moves to the next level he will have to tighten up his footwork and not give away cushion too quickly. Currently he gives away too much space because he is faster than many of the receivers he plays against, Wright will not have that luxury in college. On the plus side, Wright closes on the ball quickly, has a knack for creating big plays and he has the swagger necessary for a corner. Breaking down his own game, Wright feels his strengths are "tackling and press coverage" but he says he needs to improve on" coverage and finding the ball in the air."
Of late Wright is hearing more and more from colleges, specifically Wyoming, Weber State, Utah State, North Dakota and Eastern Washington as well as Fort Hays and CSU-Pueblo. Of this group Wright plans on camping at Wyoming, Colorado State, CSU-Pueblo and possibly Weber State. According to Wright, Weber State and Wyoming are showing the most interest.
Wright will play college ball and contribute, the question is at what level? His speed, willingness to tackle and ability to play on special teams, make Wright very intriguing. At the DII level Wright finds the field early, while at the FCS to mid-major level Wright works hard and waits for his shot.