Santa Monica (Calif.) safety Taylor Wright (6-1, 175) has had a trying winter, but the athletic DB had some good news, when he decided he would continue his career at the University of San Diego.
“San Diego offered me and wanted me to play there,” said Wright, who committed to the Toreros. “Coach Dougherty really wanted me. I looked at the academic situation (of USD) and that was the best fit for me.”
Wright had thought about walking on at Oregon State, where his teammate Ryan Katz signed to play quarterback and a former teammate, Cameron Collins, signed a year ago. But the opportunity to play at San Diego was the difference.
“I was supposed to visit San Diego, but my mom got sick. But I’m going to go down and check out the school some more. It’s close to home so that is good,” said Wright.
During his senior year, Wright had 54 tackles, six sacks, an interception for 50 yards and a safety. Offensively, he had 29 receptions for 488 yards and seven touchdowns.
Other schools to show interest were Holy Cross, Wagner, Villanova and San Diego State.
Academically, Wright has a 3.0 GPA and scored a 1420 on the SAT.