Defensive back/athlete Demetrius Wright (6-1, 190, 4.6) from Corona, Calif., has two offers on the table and another scholie opportunity pending. You won't go wrong if your team recruits Wright. He is one of the best defensive backs from the football talent factory that is the Inland Empire area of Southern California.
"Demetrius projects as a safety that covers like a corner," Corona coach John Brandom said. "He only had one pass completed against him in league play and that was Ricky Marvray who is going to UCLA."
"Demetrius is a very tough kid," Brandom said. "He played his whole sophomore season with a deep bone bruise in knee and played through it."
"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."
"When James (Jordan James) went down with his injury," Brandom said. "Demetrius picked up the slack and received the majority of the carries. He's a great blocker and runs hard. He's a very versatile athlete that help our team in a lot of ways."
On the recruiting trail, Wright has offers on the table from Tennessee, Washington and a pending offer from San Diego State. Brandom thinks there will be more offers on the way.
"Demetrius is another one of those players who should have several more offers when May comes around," Brandom said. "Once schools see his tape and see him up close they are going to offer him."
Wright will be attending one of UCLA's Junior Days in March. Arizona and Colorado are also showing recruiting interest in Wright.
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 electronically timed in the 40 at 4.6 and that is moving. That is equivalent to a 4.4 handheld. In the weight room his current bench is 315, he power cleans 285 and squats 425. He has recorded a 35-inch vertical.
Definitely one to keep your eye as the spring recruiting evaluations continue.