Versatility is the key for Butte's Wright

Butte always produces several D-1 prospects every year and this year should be no different. One of the biggest contributors along the front-four last fall was DE/DT Ronnell Wright (6-3, 275), a player who could play almost anywhere along the defensive line and one who promises to get a lot of recruiting attention this summer...

Wright was a standout prep at Savannah (Ga.) High School, but he was unable to qualify, so he followed his friend, Alphonso Simmons, out west and made a home for himself at Butte.

"The program here is great," Wright told "The coaches really get you ready for the next level and they make sure you're doing what you need to do to get qualified."

As a freshman with the Roadrunners last fall, Wright put up solid numbers from the various positions he played, posting 47 tackles, 5.5 tackles-for-loss, three sacks and one interception.

"I played mainly defensive tackle last year, but this year I'll be the nose tackle," Wright said. "In high school I played nose, I played D-tackle and I played D-end. I sorta did it all."

Besides his ideal size, Wright also has good physical skills including a 4.9 forty time, a 325-pound bench press and a 430-pound squat.

On the recruiting front, things have gotten off to a bit of a slow start, but Wright is hopeful schools pick up the interest level during the May evaluation period.

"Iowa State is about it right now," Wright said. "I feel like I can play any position a school needs me to, so I hope some schools get a look at me and like what they see."

Wright will finish up his AA degree in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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