Tahj Wright, one of the top athletes in Bakersfield, plans to transfer from Bakersfield High to Ridgeview.

Wright, who’s currently in his junior year of high school, was a star wide receiver and defensive back for the Drillers this past football season. He made 23 catches for 619 yards and nine touchdowns, while adding 401 rushing yards and four TDs on the ground.

In boys basketball he is one of the team’s top players as well.

His mother, Taki Sellers, said her son had differences with one of the BHS football coaches, which is a primary reason he’s leaving the school. She added her son must improve academically.

Sellers said she was unsure when her son would be eligible to play for the Wolf Pack.

“My focus and his focus are academics and getting things in the right perspective in that aspect,” Sellers said. “As far as athleticism, we know that he has that.”

BHS principal David Reese said he could not comment on a student or their standing with the school. He added that Bakersfield High has “no paperwork regarding a transfer.”

Sellers said Ridgeview feels like the right fit for her son moving forward. She said a lot of family members and have graduated from the school, and she hopes that has a positive influence on her son.