November 09, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Francisco Dons head coach Rex Walters calls out to his players against the Stanford Cardinal during the first half at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Cedric Wright, a Wing From Florida, Verbals to USF


The University of San Francisco has landed its first verbal commit in the 2015 class in Cedric Wright, a 6-foot-6 wing/forward out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wright plays for Dillard High School, and his AAU affiliation is with the Florida Vipers.

It was reported from David Schneider of ShowTimeNation.com that Wright was planning on visiting the San Francisco campus on July 1st. While this is just speculation, his visit must have gone well enough for a commitment to succeed it.

The Dons and Rex Walters beat out some notable schools for Wrights services, although his commitment is only a verbal pledge and not set in stone. According to Verbal Commits, Wright held offers from Charlotte, Kennesaw State and Florida Atlantic, and received interest from Tulsa, Central Florida, Alabama, Miami and Georgia before halting his recruitment with a pledge from San Francisco.

Truth be told, there is not a lot of information on Wright, but his highlight tape revealed a few things about his play style.

First and foremost, it appeared that Wright was a physical player that made significant contributions on the offensive and defensive glass. He has a nice, wide frame and used it to bully defenders in the paint and position himself well for good looks at the basket. He also appeared to be a very intuitive passer and able to knock down a mid-range jumper.

While Wright did not look like an elite athlete, that shouldn’t be a problem, taking account his play style and conference he is entering.

All-in-all, Coach Walters landed a player that should fit right in with what the Dons are trying to accomplish with their current makeup: big, physical and skilled.

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