Louisville’s latest football verbal once ran for 485 yards on 25 carries in one game. That averages out to 19.2 yards per carry. He scored four touchdowns that game, including jaunts of 74, 73 and 65 yards.
Meet Jeremy Wright, a 5-foot-11 running back from Clermont East Ridge, Fla., who ran for a total of 2,707 yards to lead all of Florida, and racked up 28 touchdowns.
Tom Lemming, recruiting analyst for CBS College Sports, told the Orlando Sentinel: “He would definitely be a top-10 back in the state of Florida. But because there are a lot of backs in the South, he may have gotten lost in the small-back shuffle. I just think it is circumstances, but I bet he goes to college and proves himself.”
Possibly a diamond in the rough for Steve Kragthorpe and company. They are winning a few battles as the 2009 recruiting season draws to an end. Not beating traditional powers, mind you, but winning nevertheless.
That’s a start.
Check out Mr. Wright in the video after his team falls behind 14-0. That’s when he turns it on: