Under the leadership of first-year coach Calvin Bryant the Compton, Calif., Tartars had their best season in 2005 in 21 years. To say the Compton program fell on hard times would be an understatement. Compton ended the season at 7-3 and things look to be on the horizon for the program.
Compton has a special offer to its player's to help create incentive to work hard and move up to the collegiate level.
Every player who earns a college scholarship will have their number retired until they leave college.
One player who will have his number retired will be two-way standout, Anthony Wright (6-0, 183, 4.5).
Wright has an official offer from Baylor and a pending offer from Ole Miss. Every school in the Pac-10 except Stanford is writing him. He has even received letters from Big 12 powerhouses Oklahoma and the National Champion Texas Longhorns.
"The recruiting process is going really good," Wright said. "It was great to get that first offer from Baylor. I mostly know Baylor for their track program."
Wright also participates in track and runs the 200-meter, 300-meter, 110-HH and long jump.
"I'm keeping my options open regarding schools," Wright said. "I'm looking for a school where I fit in."
"I'm looking for a school where there is a chance for early playing time if available," Wright said. "I don't like being on the sidelines. I want to be on the field and make plays."
Wright earned first-team all-league honors in the very tough Moore League as a running back. He was also his Team's MVP.
On the offensive side of the ball, Wright rushed for 1,020 yards and six touchdowns.
As a defensive player, Wright racked up 51 tackles, two picks and one forced fumble.
Wright is definitely a player that you will want to keep on your recruiting checklist as the season progresses.