It is rare when a 2,000 yard rusher flies under the radar, but that may be the case for 2014 Mitchell High School running back Aaron Wright of Colorado Springs. Last season Wright's squad went 3-7 as Wright posted 2,034 yards and 21 scores. Three times last season Wright eclipsed 300 yards in a game, including 404 yards in the season finale.
Wright, who self reports a 4.46 forty, cites speed and vision as the strengths of his game. Running track this offseason, Wright hopes to improve his speed while also focusing on footwork and getting stronger. Wright is surprisingly strong for 5-11 175 pounder, showing the ability to run through arm tackles. Wright's self assessment is correct in that his vision allows him to stay a step ahead on the field, finding seams and making cuts early.
Currently holding no offers, Wright looks to put his game on display at multiple combines as well as college camps. Regarding taking his game to the college level Wright feels he, "could bring a great attitude and do whatever I'm asked to do with no problem. As an athlete I would bring my speed and strength to the field." Wright, who also plays defensive back and had three interceptions in 2013, prefers offense and would like to play either running back or slot back in college, but is willing to play other positions as well.
Currently a low profile prospect, the productive Wright deserves college looks and could, with strong performances at camps and another stellar season, see offers come his way.