It’s never too early to talk about the top 2017 prospects in the state and one that is starting to catch many people’s eyes right now is Skyview (Vancouver, Wa.) WR Jeremiah Wright. At 6’2”, 175, the talented junior-to-be already possess very good size and with a productive sophomore season this past fall, he should start garnering some early looks from FBS and FCS programs.
Last season, while helping to lead his team to a 7-4 record, Wright totaled 49 receptions for 542 yards and three touchdowns. Those might seem like solid numbers and they certainly are, but a vast majority came on short passes that he turned into big plays. He said he will be running more sophisticated routes this spring which could result in some bigger plays.
“I’ve talked to my coaches and they said that they just needed me to get more comfortable with the offense and playing varsity,” Wright told Northwest Elite Index recently. “I got more comfortable after the fourth week and I started from the eighth week through the end of the season. Things just started rolling faster for me once that happened.”
This offseason, Wright, who also plays basketball and runs track, has been hard at work getting ready for what he hopes is a breakout junior campaign this fall.
“Lifting, definitely, and running routes, getting more chemistry with my new quarterback,” Wright noted. “I’ve been doing a lot of speed and agility drills after school and playing basketball helps with agility and then running track for speed and better hip movement.”
In track, Wright runs the 100, 110 high-hurdles, 300 hurdles and he’s also a member of the Storm’s 4×100 relay team as well.
It’s still beyond early for Wright, but he said one school has made contact so far.
“Washington is the only school that has sent me stuff (through his coach) and it was mainly just getting information and having me fill out stuff for them,” Wright said. “As far as camps, the only one I am planning on now is our team camp at the University of Oregon. I am not sure if I can afford to go to a bunch of other camps right now, but we’ll have to see.”
With his size, explosiveness and soft hands, Wright is a player who should grab a lot of people’s attention this fall and he will likely be one of the top 2017 in-state prospects that college coaches make trips to see over the next few years.
We will have more on Wright in the future as he works his way through the recruiting process and we will update news on him as it happens.