March 27, 2008

Wright and Richard, Old School meets New School

Tuesday afternoon, USC hit Howard Jones Field with only three scholarship cornerbacks. In contrast to fall camp, the Trojans lack of depth at the position is startling.

However, junior Shareece Wright, will be the last player on the roster to complain about increased playing time.

"It's good for us; knowing that we're going to get most of the reps until Josh (Pinkard) gets back," said Wright. "It's kind of like last spring, when Cary (Harris) and I got all of the reps. But I'm not complaining."

Last August, rumors swirled that Wright would transfer to Oregon in search of more playing time. Less than a month later, he found himself starting in the season opener due to a rash of injuries in the secondary.

With the fates of football turning so quickly, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound cornerback is reaping the rewards of patience this spring.

"It's a big difference, and all of that transfer stuff is out the window now," laughed Wright. "We'll be okay at corner though. When Josh gets back, and Quito (Kevin Thomas) gets back, we'll have four good corners for only two positions."



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