Big Numbers Back Chooses Louisville

ye-popping numbers.

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:

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

One thought on “Big Numbers Back Chooses Louisville

  • January 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm
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    Looks like Miller and Wright are two solid pickups for Krags and crew. They are the kind of recruits that UofL needs to get on campus and work into the mix…maybe after a redshirt year, maybe not. The best thing that can happen right now for UofL football is stability. Let’s face it, we’re years away from beconing dominant again, but returning to a .500 season or better in the next football campaign would be a good first step.

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