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Wright has decision to make

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Brandon Wright has a decision to make.
Should the three-star all-purpose back from Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde switch to defensive back to play at Cal, his dream school, or stay on offense which is preferred and commit to San Diego State?
Wright has basically narrowed his options to those two programs and will use the next few weeks to consider whether position or program is more important to him. He's already visited San Diego State and will take his trip to Cal on Jan. 13. Soon after that, Wright is expected to make his decision.
"That's the only reason why I haven't jumped into all that," Wright said. "If I got offered by Cal as a running back off the top I would have just committed and said forget it.
"I'm kind of caught because it's like do I want to go to a school that I always wanted but to play I'd swap positions or do I just want to go to a school that's not in as good a conference but keep my position and see how that goes? That's where I'm caught up right now."
The 5-foot-10, 173-pound prospect who rushed for 1,632 yards and 25 touchdowns this season said he's still not leaning one way yet. For Wright, it's a tough decision because he always wanted to play for the Golden Bears but he also loves playing running back.
"I'm honestly stuck in the middle," Wright said.
"I think it's the whole switching positions part. I know I can play DB in college. It's just do I want to? I don't want to go to a school and then be unhappy because I switched my position especially when I believe I can compete with the same guys that are up there."
The San Diego State visit went well for Wright, rated as the sixth-best all-purpose back nationally and third in the Nevada state rankings by Rivals.com. He talked a lot with position coach Jeff Hecklinski and the Aztecs would be a good option if he decides to pick position over school.
"I liked the coaches and the players were really cool," Wright said. "I got along with everybody. I love San Diego as a city. Everything went smoothly there. I got attached to the running backs coach. He was really on me so it was really good to have a lot of time with him."
Wright is still struggling with his decision but should have his mind made up in a few weeks after he visits Cal. Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Hawaii, Illinois, New Mexico State, UNLV and Utah are also involved but Wright said he wants to play his college football in the state of California.
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