Wright Goes In-Depth On Rutgers Offer

As ScarletReport.com reported earlier today, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic four-star defensive tackle Marquise Wright received his coveted Rutgers offer during an in-home visit with coach Greg Schiano on Tuesday. So, what does it mean? Wright talked to ScarletReport.com about the offer, gave his listing of his top two programs and indicated when he could make a decision.

It took until two weeks prior to signing day for Rutgers to offer four-star Paramus (N.J.) Catholic defensive tackle Marquise Wright, but he said that will not impact his college decision.

The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Wright received an offer Tuesday afternoon during an in-home visit with Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano.

"I got what I was looking for," Wright said. "I got the offer. He said, ‘Well, obviously, you have an offer here if you want to come.' He was very serious."

Wright's busy day didn't include school, which was closed because of inclement weather, but it was filled with multiple visits, from Schiano and Rutgers assistant Jeff Hafley to Pittsburgh assistant coach Paul Randolph.

First on the docket was the meeting with Schiano and Hafley, whom recruited Wright to Pittsburgh before former coach Dave Wannstedt was fired.

"It went well," Wright said. "I think everyone's perception of (Schiano) is completely off. He's not what everyone perceives him to be. He's a nice guy. He seems very family oriented."

As for Pittsburgh, Wright continues to talk to the program he de-committed from a few weeks ago.

"I'm not going to lie to you, Pittsburgh's not really too high on my list," Wright said. "I spoke to coach Randolph, and coach (Todd) Graham is supposed to come see me this week. I have one official left, and I don't know who it's going to go to.

"Maybe if I like Rutgers, I can make a decision. But I'm going to see what happens with Pittsburgh."

He already took official visits to North Carolina, Maryland and Michigan State, but is no longer being recruited by the Tar Heels.

"I can't say leaders, but the two really that, as of right now if I had to make my decision today, I'd be basing my decision on pretty much Michigan State and Rutgers," Wright said. "I'm a Jersey boy, so Rutgers is always home. Michigan State is a place I visited, and a place I liked. It's going to be a tough choice come signing day."

One of the things Wright said will not enter his decision is how long it took for him to get an offer from the Scarlet Knights.

"It doesn't impact anything because of the reason I sort of knew I didn't get the offer," Wright said. "It's definitely something I've been thinking about, but I wouldn't say it's important in deciding where I want to go. If I like the place, that's not a reason to go someplace else."

And did Wright learn why the Scarlet Knights didn't offer for such a long time?

"I got my answer, but it's one that I really can't give out," Wright said. "The answer was something I expected."


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