At the top of the list has to be Anthony WrightClick With all the powerhouse teams in city section in Los Angeles it's some times easy to not get as much attention as is deserved. But Compton High coach Calvin Bryant is going to make sure the entire nation knows he has something special with three fast-rising junior prospects.Here to view this Link., a 6-foot-, 190-pound running back/defensive back.
Wright has a 4.5-second time in the 40-yard dash, according to Bryant and he earned first-team all-league honors in 2005 as a running back after rushing for 1,020 yards on 100 carries. He also excelled as safety prospect with 51 tackles and three interceptions.
"Anthony's work ethic is unmatched by anybody," Bryant said. "He stays after school each day to do something extra, which I think will help raise his value. He's already fully qualified with a 2.7 grade-point average and he already has the test score."
So what makes Wright a special runner?
"It's his speed," Bryant said. "He runs the 100, 200 and 300 hurdles for the track team, plus he does the long jump. When he gets a crack, he just explodes through it. He's also pretty physical. You'll see on tape that he can knock people around, too.
"He'll be a national recruit that once everybody sees they'll be all over him."
Bryant is also excited about Porter Hill, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive tackle/tight end.
In just six games on defense last season, Hill had 22 tackles. He was a dominating force on offense as a blocker from his tight end position. Byrant said he was a big reason why the Compton offense rushed for more than 5,000 yards this past season.
"Porter has all the tools to be great at the next level," Bryant said. "He has the work ethic and ideal size that gives teams problems. Because of his size and aggressiveness, we know that most schools will recruit him as a defensive player.
"I've already had some calls from schools in the SEC. Only time will tell what his future will be, but I think he'll have plenty of offers to pick from."
Bryant said his fullback Ryan Walker, who will be moving the position for the first time this season.
"Ryan was all-CIF, all-league and was voted one of the best in the area by the local newspaper," Byrant said. "Ryan is an exceptionally physical player. At his size, he runs track and recently won the wrestling league title in the heavyweight division.
"There's no question he has a shot at being a high-level Division I fullback."
Two sophomores should be blue-chip prospects by the time they are seniors, according to Bryant. Offensive lineman Fuifatu Laumea and running back Donald Green are expected to have great junior seasons next fall, making themselves one of the tops in the city.
"Fuifatu will be a four-year letter winner by the time he graduates," Bryant said. "And Donald was the surprise of our team last season. He had almost 500 yards on only 16 carries. He rushed for 331 yards and five touchdowns against Millikan and had had a 97-yard run against Jordan."