Brandon Wright really wants to play running back in college and ever since San Diego State started recruiting him the Aztecs said he could play that position.
Throughout his recruitment, the Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde prospect dealt with other teams but many were trying to sway him to defensive back. In the end, Wright's main goal was to be a running back and that's why he decided to commit to San Diego State.
"That was the biggest part of it," Wright said. "I wanted to play running back. Straight from the get-go, they told me running back and they kept going with it.
"There were some people that at first offered me as a running back and then wanted to offer me as a defensive back. They were the only ones that told me running back from the start and kept their word."
Wright, a 5-foot-10, 173-pound three-star prospect, visited San Diego State in early December and met many of the coaches still on staff. That continuity was important for Wright, who was also strongly considering Cal but the Golden Bears wanted him to play defensive back.
"I talked to them a lot when I went down there," Wright said of San Diego State's coaches. "I got to talk to them and meet them so that was really cool. At least I know I'm going in there and I'm going to like the coaching staff I'm going to be around."
"Keeping coach (Rocky) Long helped a lot. It made me think he's been there with them. At least they're not bringing in a totally new head coach. It will be close to the same San Diego State that was there when I visited."
In his senior season, Wright finished with 1,632 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns on 179 carries. He was especially impressive last spring at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp.
Wright's commitment is firm and he doesn't think he'll take any other visits. Boise State has shown some interest and Michigan has started to get involved - former San Diego State coach Brady Hoke went to coach the Wolverines - but Wright said if neither get heavily involved soon he's going to stick with the Aztecs.