Recruiting on the South Plains | ATH Otis Wright

 

Last but not least, we share a little bit of love for Florida ATH Otis Wright, who committed to Texas Tech, pretty much sight-unseen and not having any other Division I offers.  Wright's commitment is a direct reflection on new secondary coach, Otis Mounds, who was a big part of Florida high school football (coaching at St. Thomas Aquinas prior the the 2010 season) and there's your connection. 

The Measurables:

Otis Wright
Position: ATH
DTN Profile
Video: Clip 1 | Clip 2
Rivals Profile 5.4
Scout Profile 
ESPN Profile 45
Ht: 6'0"
Wt: 180 lbs
Forty: 4.50
High School: Dillard (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Let's get to it.

The Player Speaks:  As stated above, Wright trusted Mounds and this is Wright's big opportunity:

For much of Tuesday, Dillard's Otis Wright thought he had just two college options.

The running back was weighing offers from Wagner College and Alabama State when finally, a major program came through.

Wright learned Tuesday night that Texas Tech was willing to offer him a scholarship. He and his family opted to take some time to think about it, but Wednesday morning, the answer was clear.

"It's the opportunity to play Division I football," Wright said as he signed with Tech. "I'm going out there sight unseen."

One of the big factors in helping Wright secure his college scholarship?

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The fact that former Dillard standout Otis Mounds is now an assistant coach for the Red Raiders. Wednesday, Wright credited Mounds with helping him earn the Texas Tech offer.

"He's a Dillard alum and he went out of his way to find a young man like me and give me the opportunity to prove myself."

The fact that Wright is a 6-0/180 athlete that can run a fake 40-yard dash time of 4.5 or 4.4 makes you think that Wright may have some grade issues, which is why he wasn't offered by a handful of other universities.  But you have to think that he's talented.  Playing in the BCAA North-South All-Star Classic, he was named the game's MVP, rushing for 87 yards on 13 carries and 1 touchdown. 

The Video: 

 

Scouting Report:  Just watching Wright's video, you know he has speed.  It may not be world-class speed, but he's not slow.  He can get outside and turn the corner relatively quickly and I'd have to imagine that this is not easy to do in Florida high school football.  Most likely, Wright is a guy that will not qualify and he'll go to a junior college, but at the very least, if he can get his grades in order and he turns out to be a pretty good player, then the only Division I school that showed any interest in Wright was Texas Tech, and that might mean something to this young man.  We'll see.

Otis, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2011 Class: 

Position Commitment Ht/Wt School/State Rivals Rivals Rating Scout ESPN ESPN Grade
QB Michael Brewer 6-0/175 Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 3 5.7 3 3 78
RB Kenny Williams 5-10/210 Hendrickson (Pflugerville, TX) 4 5.8 4 4 80
RB Bradley Marquez 5-11/180 Odessa (Odessa, TX) 3 5.7 4 4 79
WR Derek Edwards 6-1/163 Brenham (Brenham, TX) 4 5.8 3 3 79
WR Marcus Kennard 6-4/205 Butler County C.C. (El Dorado, KS) 4 5.8 2 0 0
WR Jakeem Grant 5-7/157 Horn (Mesquite, TX) 3 5.5 3 3 75
TE Jace Amaro 6-5/237 MacArthur (San Antonio, TX) 4 5.9 4 3 78
OL Tony Morales 6-4/300 Sam Houston (Arlington, TX) 4 5.8 3 3 78
OL Alfredo Morales 6-3/287 Sam Houston (Arlington, TX) 3 5.7 3 3 76
OL Le'Raven Clark 6-6/245 Rockdale (Rockdale, TX) 3 5.7 4 3 79
OL Matt Wilson 6-7/270 Coldspring-Oakhurst (Coldspring, TX) 3 5.5 3 0 45
DL Dennell Wesley 6-3/315 Butler County C.C. (El Dorado, KS) 3 5.5 2 0 0
DL Leon Mackey 6-5/260 Hinds C.C. (Raymond, MS) 4 5.8 3 0 0
DL Donte Phillips 6-3/260 Homestead (Mequon, WI) 2 5.4 3 2 74
DE Kindred Evans 6-6/215 South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX) 3 5.6 3 3 75
DE Branden Jackson 6-5/220 McKeesport (McKeesport, PA) 3 5.7 4 3 78
DE Desimon Green 6-5/230 Clairton (Clairton, PA) 3 5.5 3 3 78
DE Cooper Washington 6-4/225 Muleshoe (Muleshoe, TX) 3 5.7 3 3 78
LB Blake Dees 6-0/234 Spanish Fort (Spanish Fort, AL) 3 5.5 3 2 73
LB Sam Eguavoen 6-2/220 Lakeview Centennial (Garland, TX) 3 5.6 2 3 75
LB Justin Cooper 6-1/205 University School of Nova South (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 3 5.5 2 2 74
CB Jeremy Reynolds 5-9/166 Oak Ridge Military Academy (Oak Ridge, NC) 3 5.5 2 3 77
ATH Ronnie Daniels 6-1/195 La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) 3 5.6 3 3 76
ATH LaDarrin Robertson 6-3/215 Longview (Longview, TX) 3 5.5 3 3 77
ATH DeAndre Washington 5-9/183 Marshall (Missouri City, TX) 3 5.7 4 3 78
ATH J.J. Gaines 5-11/175 Irving Nimitz (Irving, TX) 3 5.6 3 3 77
ATH Otis Wright 6-0/180 Dillard (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 2 5.4 0 0 45
Averages 3.14 5.62 2.92 2.40 66.00
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