February 14, 2010
Spartans offer Indiana RB
Running back recruiting will be an important aspect for Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff this year. The Spartan staff has already identified a few key prospects that are considered plan A and have been extended an offer. One such player is Remound Wright of Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. SpartanMag.com spoke with Wright and got the latest on his recruitment.
SpartanMag.com has long told people that per capita, Fort Wayne, Indiana might be the best talent producing town in the Midwest. 2011 will be another good year for talent there and Wright will be leading the way.
The 5-foot-9, 190-pound running backs already has multiple Big ten offers on the table after a junior season in which he rushed for 2049 yards on only 218 carries. Wright also scored an amazing 40 touchdowns as Bishop Dwenger went 13-1 and made it all the way to the state semi-finals.
For his efforts this past fall, Wright was named 1st team All-Conference, 1st Team All-State (Coaches Vote) and 1st Team All-State (Associated Press).
SpartanMag.com asked Wright about his recruitment and his current scholarship offers.
"Ball State was the first school to offer me, he said. Then I got offers from Iowa and Indiana. Michigan State has verbally offered me. They have just said they are waiting for the new running backs coach and then they will send it to me in writing."
Coach Don Treadwell serves as the primary recruiter of Wright for the Spartans. Wright informed us that he has been on Michigan State campus twice. Last year he was in East Lansing for a camp and he attended the Spartans victory over the Michigan Wolverines last October.
Wright will be checking out several schools in the coming weeks. He indicated that he is not in a hurry as far as his recruitment goes.
"I am going to Penn State this weekend, he said. I also plan on going to visit Iowa and I will be getting down to Indiana as well. I plan on checking out some practices over my spring break. I do not have a timetable as far as my recruitment. I am going to take my so I can be sure I make the right decision for me."
Back in January Wright attended the U.S. Army All-American Combine held down in San Antonio, Texas. At that event Wright was able to match his skills up against some of the nations' best.
"It went really well. I feel like I performed very well on a national stage, esp3cilaly in the 1 on 1's.
One of the reasons that Wright is getting so much attention is that he has an excellent combination of speed and power. He gave us some insight about that.
"A lot of guys that are my height are not as strong as I am. I can bring the power when I have to. I have been hand timed in the forty at 4.45 seconds. I have a 34 inch vertical jump. I have a bench press of 330-pound and my squat max is 520-pounds."
One of key aspect of Wrights recruitment is the academic side of things. Wright currently carries a 4.38 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The reason his GPA is higher that 4.0 is due to him taking multiple Advanced Placement Class. When Spartanmag.co spoke with Wright he was in the process of studying AP Chemistry. Needless to say, the academic side of thing is the icing on the cake for a top recruit like Wright.
Spartanmag.com will continue to follow-up with Wright in the coming months. He will certainly be one of the top running back prospects in the entire Midwest for the class of 20111.
Matt Dorsey Take:
At 5-foot-9, 190-pound Wright has similar size to former Spartan Javon Ringer coming out of high school. Like Ringer, Wright has put up incredible numbers against very solid competition. Look for Wright's highlight film to be up on Rivals.com in the near future.
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