Update on Four-star DT Wright

Paramus Catholic four-star defensive tackle Marquise Wright has had a whirlwind two weeks. He visited Michigan State, received an offer from Rutgers and then visited the campus, then was thinking about a trip to either Miami or Pittsburgh. Wednesday, though, offered a little bit of a slowing down in the process, and ScarletReport.com has the latest on what is happening with him.

Paramus (N.J.) Catholic four-star defensive tackle Marquise Wright will not make another official visit this weekend, but he also will not decide on a school by the end of the week.

Paladins coach Chris Partridge told ScarletReport.com Wednesday afternoon his 6-foot-3, 260-pound prospect would decide between Michigan State and Rutgers.

"He's going to decide over the weekend," Partridge said. "He's not going to go to Miami. He's not going to go to Pittsburgh. He's going to try and decide over the weekend and make an announcement on signing day."

Paramus Catholic will host a signing day celebration at 1 p.m. in the school's library. Partridge said he believes Wright will not announce his choice until the ceremony, but said the lengthening of Wright's decision-making process was not because of a need for drama.

"It's not anything about waiting until signing day," Partridge said. "It's about he truly doesn't know. He's really pulling it and pushing it and trying to figure something out. Hopefully, after he talks to his family this weekend, he can come to a conclusion."

Wright was contemplating a visit to either Miami or Pittsburgh, where he de-committed from after the coaching turmoil, but he elected to skip the trip and concentrate on the Scarlet Knight and Spartans.

"Both schools have extreme positives and he likes a lot about both schools," Partridge said. "It's not an easy decision."

The situation became more complex in the last few weeks when Rutgers increased its recruitment.

Former Panthers assistant Jeff Hafley, who is now Rutgers' defensive backs coach, built a strong relationship with Wright while he worked in Pittsburgh.

Last week Rutgers coach Greg Schiano offered Wright during an in-home visit, and he took an official visit to Rutgers last weekend.

"(Hafley) got there and coach Schiano came back in …and now they're back in the mix," Partridge said. "He wants it to be over with. A lot of kids would have said, ‘Yeah, I'll go to Miami this weekend. Why not?' But he wants this decision to be done, and he's looking to get it done."

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