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Big offers arrive for Wright

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Brandon Wright is picking up more offers, finally getting noticed as one of the West's best running backs, but the Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde prospect isn't rushing into a decision.
Cal has offered Wright, his favorite school for a long time, and the Golden Bears stand out a lot but the 5-foot-10, 173-pound recruit who was one of the best running backs at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp doesn't plan to commit anytime soon.
An unofficial visit to Cal sometime this summer is being worked on and then Wright, rated as the seventh-best all-purpose back by Rivals.com, wants to take an official visit to Berkeley before making any commitment.
"Right now I'm feeling like out of all the top schools I'm feeling Cal first," said Wright, who used to live in the Bay Area. "That's my favorite.
"The coaches wanted me to come down for the camp but I wasn't able to make it because I had to take my SATs. I took my SATs and I'm going to try to get down there whenever they get back from vacation. Whenever they get back before the season starts I'll probably just go down there and then take an official sometime during the season.
"Right now I'm feeling like I already got what I wanted. The scholarship from Cal, that's the one I really wanted, but then again you can't know where you want to go until I take my visits. I have to see if I still like stuff down there or what if I like something else?"
Arizona, Arizona State, Illinois, Colorado State, Fresno State and New Mexico State are some of the newest offers for Wright, who finished with 1,181 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns last season.
Colorado is also making a move for Wright, too, who recently talked with position coach Darian Hagan and the two hit it off.
"I got to talk to the running backs coach at Colorado and he was pretty tight so I liked him a lot," Wright said. "At first I was only talking to the person who was recruiting my region but once I got to talk to the running backs coach he's pretty cool. I'm interested in them, too."
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