Compton (Calif.) hasn't had a player sign with a Div I school since 1986, 20 years ago. That will change this year as the Tarbabes could have as many as five players sign next February and the player getting the most love from colleges is two ways standout Anthony Wright.
Compton is 2-0 on the season and has won both games with identical 56-0 scores.
"We're working hard and playing well," Compton coach Calvin Bryant said. "I think right now, schools are still kind of overlooking us and that's just fine with me. We haven't done much in the past to get a lot of respect but we're hoping to change that this season."
Wright, 6-0, 180 pounds has been a big reason for the success. Starting at running back and safety, Wright has rushed 15 times for 148 yards (9.9 ave.) and two touchdowns to go with 11 tackles and two picks on defense while sitting out the majority of the second half of each game.
"He has played very well," Bryant said. "Against Verbum Dei, he was incredible. He scored three touchdowns, one rushing, one receiving and one on a 57 yard interception return. He even averaged 40 yards on two punts for us that day.
"Right now, I think just about every school is recruiting him as an athlete. Some liked him more for safety early on but after seeing him at running back, now I think schools want him to play there. I just talked to Darian Hagan at Colorado and I think they like him at running back. Randy Jordan from Nebraska was at our last game and they just want him as an athlete. Those are his top two schools right now."
Wright will take his first official visit to Nebraska (Sept. 29). He'll take an unofficial visit this weekend to San Diego State to see the Aztects take on Utah.
"San Diego State has been recruiting him really consistently so he's going to use this weekend as a chance to go check them out," Bryant said. "The visit to Nebraska will be his first official and he wants to visit Baylor and Colorado as well. I know he wants to take all five visits but time wise, I don't know if he'll have a chance. He might just take three official visits to out of state schools and then take a couple of unofficials to schools like SDSU and UCLA so it will be like taking all five in a way."