For an Eastview offense that’s historically been built on running the football with guys like John Shevlin and Jake Machacek, it’s surprising to see a receiver garnering significant recruiting attention. That gives some insight to the type of talent college programs believe…
For an Eastview offense that’s historically been built on running the football with guys like John Shevlin and Jake Machacek, it’s surprising to see a receiver garnering significant recruiting attention.
That gives some insight to the type of talent college programs believe Larry Wright could become. Wright led the Lightning with 21 receptions for 296 yards and three touchdowns in his second season as a varsity starter last fall – a season in which Eastview finished a disappointing 2-7 overall.
“I think I could have done a lot more to help the team,” Wright said via email. “I need to work on my run after the catch this offseason, that would help me a lot individually.”
Wright and the entire Eastview offense struggled to put points on the board in 2017. The Lightning averaged just nine points per game and scored more than one offensive touchdown in just two of their nine contests.
Still, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound junior believes the team learned a lot about each other in the final games of the year.
“We were searching for an identity the whole year,” said Wright, who scored touchdowns in Eastview’s final three regular-season games. “I think near the end we got a glimpse of what we will be seeing next year.”
Multiple Division I schools have been corresponding with Wright, who’s ranked No. 35 on NFN’s newly-released Class of 2019 rankings. He’s visited North Dakota State, South Dakota State and the University of Iowa and plans to attend multiple camps around the Midwest this summer. Wright said most schools see him as a receiver at the next level, although a couple have mentioned switching positions to tight end.
He does not hold any scholarship offers to date, but added that he’s going to focus his college search on quality football programs and schools that take pride in offering a good education, regardless of where that leads him.
“SDSU has impressed me,” said Wright, who also competes in basketball and track for Eastview. “I wasn’t expecting that nice of a facility … and the campus is really nice.”