Another BCS level wide receiver is emerging at Dayton Dunbar High School. Brandon Wright (2021) plays both sides of the ball, but I like him as a wide out. I watched him last Thursday.
Good hands. Catches the ball away from his body. Needs to run crisper routes at times, but I like his route running. Also finds the open area. Needs to improve his initial burst after the catch. Seems to understand WR presence. Willing to block. Fast.
Fast – ran the 2nd leg on both the OHSAA State Champion 4×100 relay(42.06) and the OHSAA State Champion 4×400(127.36). For the record – those times are “smokin!” Also is a starter on the Dunbar varsity basketball team. Obviously, Brandon is a very good athlete who can run.
Brandon’s mom and dad have been most influential in his success for far. Grades, grades, and grades are spoken by his dad frequently. Mom is always there for him.
Brandon believes that he has to do everything 100 per cent. Whether sports, academics, or any competition, he tries to give 100 per cent. He gets annoyed the most when he has a bad game. He feels that he left the team down.
Brandon carrries a 2.8 in the classroom. After college, he would like a shot at the NFL. If that does not work out, he will join some type of law enforcement program. Maybe become a policeman.
I asked who his favorite football player was and he quickly answered Julio Jones. He catches the ball well and fast after the catch. Really fast! Kobe Bryant was a winner on the court and Brandon would like to trade places with him for one day.
Brandon feels the best part of his game is catching the football. He has good speed, but he must get in and out of his routes faster. We talked about things to work on. Strength and burst are important.
The best thing about playing football is the chance to play under the lights with everybody watching. Likes the chance to make a big play. The worst thing about football is failing to make the play. Whether it be a catch, a block, or a tackle, Brandon gets upset when he does not make the play. Also does not fighting through double and triple teams at times.
The speed is there as evident in track. Handling pressure from running 2nd leg on two first place finishes at the state track meet as a 10th grader is there. Starting varsity as a 10th grader for Dunbar basketball shows athleticism. Brandon has the tools.
Brandon mentions UC and Toledo as schools showing some early love.
Continue to get bigger/stronger/faster is huge for him. Really like his potential to be a top MSR wide receiver in the Ohio 2021 Class.