Recruiting has slowed down a great deal for Brandon Wright but the three-star all-purpose back from Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde said he's fine with it because he already knows where he wants to attend college.
Cal is the far and away leader for Wright, who has an offer from the Golden Bears but said he'll probably wait after the season to make his commitment. He said programs have backed off in recent weeks because word has leaked out that it's going to be tough to beat Cal for his services.
"It's been known that I'm possibly going to Cal," said Wright, one of the top running backs at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp. "Since a lot of people know that I want to go to Cal that's basically been it.
"A lot of people have really slowed down on sending me stuff. I'm OK with that because I basically know that's where I'm going to go so it doesn't bother me at all."
Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Illinois, New Mexico State, San Diego State, UNLV and Utah have all offered Wright, rated as the seventh-best all-purpose back and third in the Nevada state rankings by Rivals.com
Wright, who rushed for 1,181 yards and 16 touchdowns last season, said San Diego State and Colorado continue to heavily recruit him but that pretty much all other teams have slowed down knowing that Cal will be tough to beat.
He loves the Golden Bears and plans to visit sometime in mid-August so he understands that other coaches have to move on.
"The thing about Cal is I'm looking for the long run, too," Wright said. "Everybody wants to make it to the league but even if I don't I'm still going to have something to fall back on, I'm still going to have a degree and Cal is a good school so I'll get a good education."