November 21, 2006

Wright leads Compton to huge playoff win

Anthony Wright had already established himself as one of the top players in Compton (Calif.) High football history. But last Friday night, he further established his legacy at the school. The CU commitment led the Tarbabes to their first playoff win in 27 years.

Wright accounted for 316 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, while recording nine tackles on the defensive side of the ball. "It was a huge win for our school, our program and [for all] of us seniors," he expressed.

Compton will take on Lutheran in the quarterfinals this Friday.

Wright made a verbal commitment to the Buffs in mid-October, during his official visit to Boulder. He considered it a "soft verbal".

"I just liked everything about it," Wright said of Colorado. "The players and coaches were cool. The atmosphere out there was a lot like California. It was like California without a beach.

"I also spent a lot of time with Jashon Sykes and [running backs] coach Darian Hagan on my trip. We're from the same area so we kind of bonded. They know about the transition so that was a big."

Is Wright still planning to visit some other colleges? "I don't know," he admitted. "I might go on another trip is something comes up. Oregon still calls me, so does Arizona and Nevada sometimes."

Currently standing 6-foot-0, 185-pounds, Wright projects as a safety for the college level. He is ranked by Rivals.com among the top 100 prospects from the Golden State this recruiting cycle.

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