One of the best two-way players in northern California plays his football for San Francisco (Calif.) Riordan. This player is getting equal looks as both a running back and defensive back.
The player in question is Eric Wright (5-11, 180, 4.40). He has good strength with his 250 pound bench.
This Riordan star rushed for over 700 yards rushing while averaging 8 yards per carry and 13 touchdowns.
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One the defensive side of the ball Wright had 80 tackles, over 10 pass deflections and two picks as a free safety. If Wright ends up on the defensive side of the ball, he projects as a cornerback.
Wright was selected all-league for his performance.
Wright has offers from USC, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Nebraska, Illinois and San Diego State.
“USC, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington and Illinois are my top five schools,” Wright said. “They have all given men a lot of attention, not just for football, but sending me information their academics.”
If you see Wright on tape, you can see his speed. He is also very athletic and agile. As a defender, he has great closing speed which is the main reason many schools think Wright is going to be a big time corner on the D-I level.
As a running back, Wright is very slippery and has smooth moves. He also has the power to break tackles.
Wright is a fiery competitor who is very physical and loves to mix it up.
What does Wright want in a school?
“Athletics is very important because I’m a very competitive and I want play at a high level of competition,” Wright said. “Overall though academics are the most important and I’m looking for a school that has a good reputation for graduating their student athletes.”
Keep an eye on this one, because Wright is one of the best in the west…