Isaiah Wright, WR, Temple
West Hartford, CT | 6012 | 215 | 4.49E | 2020
This do-it-all player could easily be dubbed as an offensive weapon due to his versatility. Lining up in the wildcat, at running back, wide receiver, being used on end arounds/reverses or returning kicks on special teams. He brings a lot of the same elements to his game as Mohamed Sanu (Falcons) coming out, if you remember how he was used at Rutgers. Shifty as heck in open space—he hits top speed in a hurry and is not easy to bring down. He was too talented to keep off the field as a true freshman and quickly became one of Matt Rhule’s favorites. Under new head coach Geoff Collins, he has evolved into the team’s leading receiver and top playmaker. Definitely a player that you want to try and create as many touches as possible due to his ability to bust loose for big chunks of yardage. He is relatively unknown on the draft radar, however, with another two years of eligibility remaining, it’s only a matter of time until his performances are noticed on a mainstream level and it would not be surprising to see him earn a draftable grade by time 2020 rolls around.
2016: Finished with 232 rushing yards on 42 attempt, averaging 5.5 yards per carry, in addition to eight receptions for 74 receiving yards and returned 11 kickoffs for 278 yards, with 25.3 kick return average, totaling one rushing touchdown on the season. Was part of the 2016 recruiting class … saw first game action, going for seven carries for 42 yards and a punt return for 14 yards vs. Stony Brook … was featured in the wildcat formation while rushing for 23 yards vs. SMU … caught his first pass of his career and finished with two for 11 yards and rushed for a career-high 58 yards, including a 24-yard run against USF … made his first career start vs. Cincinnati … scored his first career touchdown (22-yard run) at Tulane.
High School: Dynamic two-way athlete at both wide receiver and defensive back for coach Jason Martinez at Kingswood-Oxford High School in Hartford, Conn. … is a three-time all-conference honoree … during career, snared 91 receptions for 1,917 yards and 19 touchdowns … also rushed for 330 yards and one score on 24 carries … defensively, racked up 74 total tackles, 47 solo, with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Personal: Born Isaiah Deshai Wright in Waterbury, Conn. … parents are Nina Wright and Randy Smith … has a brother Elijah (14) … university studies major.