Four-star standout Demetrius Wright from Corona, Calif., is off to an outstanding start though his team has had trouble getting out of the box with a 0-2 record. In his first two games, Wright is living up to his reputation as one of California's most versatile and best players.
"Demetrius is playing everything for us," Corona head coach John Brandom said. "He's played safety, corner, linebacker and he filled in at running back for us when Jordon James injured his shoulder last week.
While spelling for James, Wright rushed for 150 yards against a very tough Mission Viejo, Calif., team.
"That Mission Viejo team was one of the best teams I have ever coached against," Brandom said. "I have to tell you, I have coached against some very good teams.
That should give you an indication how well Wright played. He will lineup at running back again this week when they hook up with Chino this Friday. James should be back in action after this weekend.
No wonder Wright has offers from just about everybody.
"Demetrius has offers from everyone in the Pac 10 except, UCLA," Brandom said. "He also has offers from schools like Florida, Tennessee, Miami, Colorado and Notre Dame.
"Demetrius already has taken visits to Washington and Tennessee," Brandom said. "He's still very excited about them.
"I know he has visits set to USC and Arizona, but I'm sure of the dates," Brandom said. "And I think he's going to visit Cal on October 3rd, when they play USC."
Whoever ends up with the services of this fine young player will be getting the real deal.
"Demetrius is a big, physical, tough kid," Brandom said. "He's very intense and fiery. He's very competitive, but he doesn't have his mouth yapping at the opposition, he just goes about doing his job.
"He's is a very tough kid, Demetrius played his whole sophomore season with a deep bone bruise in knee and played through it
As a junior Wright was a first-team all-league performer after racking up 46 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
On the offensive side of the ball, he ended up rushing for 409 yards and seven touchdowns. He also latched onto 16 receptions for 123 yards out of the backfield to lead the team in catches.
Wright was selected to the Rivals.com Rivals250 team for the class of 2010 landing as the nation's No. 122 prospect at any position. He was selected to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 and ended up ranked as the Golden State's No. 20 prospect at any position.