Defensive Ends Richard King and Jaelon Wright of Rangeview High School in Aurora, Colorado are very different players. King, at an athletic 6-6 250 pound, is the epitome of what colleges look for in an athlete. This past season King, in eight games, had 36 tackles and two sacks to go with six passes defended and a fumble caused. On offense King had five receptions, three of which went for scores. King, as a recruit, was somewhat under the radar before gaining offers from Eastern Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and South Dakota State. Late last week King met new Colorado State Head Coach Mike Bobo, who offered the impressive athlete and King quickly made a verbal to the Rams. King will most likely redshirt next year.
Wright, a 6-0 200 pounder is a high motor performer who out produces his measurbles. This season Wright had five and a half sacks, seven hurries, two fumbles recovered and a ridiculous seven fumbles caused. Wright has entertained significant DII attention and recently, while on an official visit opted to verbal to Fort Lewis. Wright says he will play a hybrid defensive end linebacker position. Regarding his commit Wright stated, “Fort Lewis has a strong Sports Med program which is what I would like to major in. The coaches are very friendly and the campus is beautiful.”
Both Wright and King have the potential to be impact players at their chosen schools. King’s athleticism pops on film and long, 6-6 250 pound players are rare. A redshirt year will be great for King. Wright is a high motor player who plans to get bigger and stronger for the college game. Wright’s high motor, instinctive play makes him hard to keep off the field.