Marquise Wright is an interesting prospect out of Jersey.
Not interesting because he's a 6 foot, 3 inch, 270 lbs defensive tackle with around 13 offers.
The interesting part is that Nebraska isn't one of them, he doesn't think.
Here are the offers he could recall off the top of his head: "I have offers from Maryland, Florida State, Penn State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Michigan State, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Syracuse, South Carolina and Georgia," he said.
All of those offers have come this year, the first one coming from the Seminoles on February 7th.
Marquise wasn't sure what his statistics were, and I couldn't find them anywhere. Their coaching situation might have something to do with that. Wright's Head Coach from last year's 5-5 team, resigned. This was the person who was almost totally responsible for helping Wright with recruiting, so the prep star didn't have to carry the load.
From potential unofficial visits to camps, from telling him what schools came by or called and telling him who had offered him.
When I asked about teams in the Big 12 offering him, Nebraska came up. But he couldn't say for certain if he had or didn't have an offer from them.
Wright is a very quick player off the line who fancies his quickness and explosiveness as his biggest strengths. He added to that. "I have good feet. I can move up and down the line of scrimmage with no problem," he said.
As for a defensive tackle he models himself after, the answer comes as little surprise to me as I am sure it will you.
"Suh," Wright said of Ndamukong Suh, the former Husker and one of the most decorated defensive tackles in college football history.
"His motor. His engine. He never ever stops. The guy is just amazing," Wright said.