Three visits set for Butte's Wright

Heading into the 2010 football season, one of the more underrated defensive line prospects in the California JUCO ranks was Butte DT/DE Ronnell Wright (6-3, 275). He struggled with some nagging injuries during the season, but still was a force inside for the Roadrunners and he will take visits over the next three weeks to decide on where he will continue his college football career...

"I struggled some with injuries this season," Wright told recently. "I sprained my wrist and then I had a sprained (left) ankle and then I got a high-ankle sprain in my right ankle so I sorta had to deal with those things and I also messed up my thumb a little.

"It's football though. You play through the pain and help your team any way that you can and that's what I did every time I went out there."

In 10 games this season, Wright posted 30 tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss and four sacks while rotating at end and tackle along the defensive line.

Before the season began, the talented defensive line prospect had offers from Washington State, North Texas and Arkansas State and picked up an offer recently from UTEP. He will visit two of those schools over the next few weeks as well as a school that hasn't offered yet, but seems like they could be close.

"I'm visiting North Texas this weekend (December 3rd - 5th) and then I will visit UTEP on December 11th and Kansas State on December 18th," Wright noted. "I'm not sure what's going on with Washington State right now because the coaching staff there might not even be there after this season is over.

"Arkansas State wants me to visit, but I'm not sure if I will make it out there or not and Baylor and Old Dominion are coming by for visits and Oklahoma State called and talked to me and Nevada also called."

Wright still expects to sign with a school this month and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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