2017 Skyview (Vancouver, Wa.) WR Jeremiah Wright is a big-bodied wideout who has started to attract the attention of college coaches over the past few months.
As a junior this past season, Wright led Skyview with 43 receptions for 516 yards and seven touchdowns and while those numbers are solid, he knows he’s got a lot more to offer.
“I feel like I learned a lot this season – in class, out on the field and in the weight room — but when it got to the playoffs, things seemed to get more intense and we played okay, but, offensively, we just didn’t get it done and we ended up out of the playoffs,” Wright told Northwest Elite Index regarding his season. “I felt like my performance, personally, was adequate, but I still have a lot of room for improvement in some areas, so that is something I am working on to become not just a good receiver, but a great receiver.”
To that end, Wright has already been in the weight room and running routes with trainers, trying to perfect every piece of his craft.
“I definitely want to get bigger and stronger and faster, but so does everybody,” Wright said. “I’ve also been working on getting better chemistry with my team and especially my quarterback.
“I’m also working a lot on my agility and footwork and routes and trying to catch the ball in different types of situations on the field.”
As far as recruiting is concerned, Wright has seen an uptick in interest, but so far, no offers have come his way.
“I have gotten six hand-written letters from Missouri and I’ve been talking a little bit with Portland State,” Wright said. “I got an invite from Washington to go up for the Apple Cup at the end of the season and it was a blast. I had a really great time there.
“Washington State has asked me to come over for Junior Day so I’ll be going over to Pullman for that, but I’m not sure of the date yet.”
This spring will be huge for Wright who already is on some recruiting boards, but he’ll need to get out to camps and that’s exactly what he plans to do.
“I am trying to get out to the Northwest Elite camp and also Washington’s camp,” Wright said. “There’s also a couple more that I am looking at, but I haven’t really decided yet.”
With his size and good speed, Wright is a player who can make things happen down the field. He’ll need to find more consistency, but once that happens, he could be a real force outside at any level.
NEI will continue to keep track of Wright’s progress as the recruiting cycle moves along and we will update news on him as it happens.