Palo Verde (Las Vegas) senior running back Brandon Wright
made a verbal commitment to San Diego State, according to Nevadapreps.com.
Wright, who is No. 15 on the MaxPreps list of Top 25 running backs for the Class of 2011, chose the Aztecs over California. He also had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, UNLV, Utah and Washington.
Wright long favored Cal, but was being recruited as a defensive back by the Golden Bears. He will play his preferred position of running back at San Diego State.
Wright visited San Diego State the weekend of Dec. 11, well before Aztecs coach Brady Hoke left to take over at Michigan. Wright spoke with new SDSU coach Rocky Long on Tuesday night and made his decision, Nevadapreps.com reported.
Wright rushed for 1,632 yards and 25 touchdowns on the way to being named first-team all-state and Northwest League offensive MVP. He helped the Panthers (12-1) advance to the Sunset Region title game, where they lost to Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas).
"I liked San Diego as a city. I just got a feeling that's where I wanted to be," Wright told Nevadapreps.com.