Wright to decide between Tennessee and USC

by Matt Prehm on December 13, 2009

in Tennessee Vols Football Recruiting

Demetrius Wright

Demetrius Wright

Lane Kiffin got his fame in the coaching circles from his work out west in Los Angles and coaching at USC under Pete Carrol. He then took his coaching roots to the NFL and from there to Knoxville and Tennessee. Althought Kiffin is now back east and in the SEC country he hasn’t forgotten his roots back west in SoCal and has been a major player for many top recruits that many felt USC would be going after as well.

For one player the Vols look to be in a head to head race with the mighty USC Trojans and Pete Carroll. heard rumors of a possible head to head battle with the Trojans and a few days later was able to confirm the news.

Demetrius Wright (Corona, CA) informed that he has indeed tabbed the Vols and the Trojans his top two schools and it could be down to those two only.

“Yes it is true that I have USC and Tennessee as my top schools right now,” said Wright. “I haven’t eliminated any schools but those are my two schools I am really looking hard at right now. I also like UW, Arizona, but again, my top two are Tennessee and USC.”

Wright visited the Vols back in September on the 11th and really enjoyed his visit when out in Knoxville. He enjoyed it so much that he felt like he needed to make it back for a second time this season however Wright states that most likely wont happen now.

“I really want to get out there agai but I don’t think I can afford the trip with these times and the idea that I have seen everything once is pretty big,” said Wright.

Wright is a taller than normal corner with great speed and strength and that allows him to play all over the field on offense and defense. At the next level Wright says he’s being looked at to play two different positions.

“Both USC and Tennessee are telling me I will come in and have the chance to play either corner or safety at the next level,” said Wright. “I like the idea of that because it gives me a better chance to see the field and earlier time period.”

Wright says he will most likely play corner first and then make the move to safety as he bulks up and gets more experience.

In the past Wright wasn’t sure of when he’d like to announce his college choice but it appears like Wright could be getting close to making that call.

“I am going to be playing in the US Army All-American game and they asked if I was ready to make my choice then and I told them I will do it,” said Wright. “I will most likely just have two hats out there, USC and Tennessee, but I may have to put four out there so we shall see.”

Wright continued to state he is still wide open and thus is keeping his college choice close to the vest.

Wright also commented on the ongoing so called scandal with possible recruiting violations within the Tennessee program.

“Right now the stuff that is going on with Tennessee doesn’t bother me one bit,” said Wright. “You see, its an off the field thing and somewhat of a non football issue and so that doesn’t concern me and I don’t really see Tennessee getting into too big of a problem.”

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ron Flaugh December 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Demetrius; Monte knows best, and who better to get you to the next level. As EB (Eric Berry) he really thought he was ready for the next level last year, but what he learned off of CMK was Pro style reads.

We will be waiting, Rocky Top is going to be playing more and more next year!

2 Ron Flaugh December 14, 2009 at 6:17 am

Did you see EB in your west coast stomping grounds

3 Mark December 14, 2009 at 3:05 pm

USC’s last home game saw a half empty stadium. Last year we were 5-7 and playing in front of sold out crowds at Neyland. Come and play in the best conference with the best talent and the most passionate fans.

4 volunteers4life December 15, 2009 at 4:12 am

Tenneesee needs you, young man! Football players are bigger than rock stars here and the women are unbeleivably bueatiful down south. Become a football god and play for Tennessee!

5 Logan December 15, 2009 at 8:04 pm

I’d love to see this guy in all orange come next season!

6 transplantiam December 16, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Demetrius, come east young man. You won’t regret being coached by one of the best (if not THE best) coaches in the business. We could use someone with your talent in the backfield taking up the slack of Eric leaving. Play your heart but we sure could use ya here!

7 treedogvol December 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm

demetrius, why would the best coaches in the world come to tennessee to coach. Because its the sec, the very elite of the competition level. this is where the best of the best come to prove their game. the Kiffin and Orgeron will help you play at the top in the sec, so come on. we all want you here. treedogvol

8 CD December 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I’d love to see this guy in all orange come next season!

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