LB/SAF De’Rickey Wright of Attallah, AL is a sought after prospect by Clemson and USC. The Tigers have not yet offered but he hopes a visit Saturday for junior day will move the Tigers closer to doing so. Clemson likes him as a safety. His conversations have primarily been with area recruiter Todd Bates and with safeties coach Mickey Conn.
“We just talk about me getting back down there for my second time, that’s pretty much it for now,” Wright said. “We really haven’t talked much about (how he would fit in). We’ve just talked about me getting back down there.”
Wright also visited Clemson in December during a bowl practice and despite not having an offer, the Tigers are in a good place with him.
“I really like them. I really like Clemson,” he said.
Wright visited USC in January. The Gamecocks see him as a linebacker for them and position coach Coleman Hutzler has been in his ear.
“We still keep in contact,” he said. “I really like South Carolina. I like the the relationship I’ve build with coach Hutzler. I really like them. He’s talking about me coming back up there for the spring game with them.”
But, that probably won’t happen due to Wright’s baseball scheduled. He’s a centerfielder.
Also with Clemson and USC, Wright also has visited Virginia, Alabama and Auburn. He has no other visits planned after Clemson this weekend. He said his girlfriend will join him on the visit.