CB Wright Discusses First Trip to Rutgers

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) cornerback Yuri Wright holds nearly 20 offers, and one of the first came from Rutgers. But until Saturday, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Wright didn't make an unofficial visit to campus. So, what did he think? Wright spoke to ScarletReport.com moments after leaving campus and gave he thoughts on the visit, and what he learned.

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) cornerback Yuri Wright is one of the most sought after players in the Garden State's 2012 class, but despite the proximity to the Rutgers campus it wasn't until Saturday he made a visit.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Wright, who holds 18 offers, met with the coaching staff, watched practice and mingled with the players and other recruits in attendance.

"It was a great," Wright said. "I absolutely loved it."

Did Wright enjoy it more than he thought he would?

"Yeah, I did," he said. "I did."

Wright spent his practice time watching the Scarlet Knights' defensive backs, which are coached by assistant Jeff Hafley (who recruits Don Bosco Prep) and Rutgers coach Greg Schiano.

"I was watching the coaching of the defensive backs because that's what I'm going to play, and I really liked that," Wright said. "Coach Schiano told me that if I came to Rutgers he could really make me a better player, and one day maybe make it to the next level."

One of the selling points for Wright is Rutgers' ability to send defensive backs to the NFL.

Former cornerback Devin McCourty was a first-round selection in last year's draft and made the Pro Bowl as a rookie and his brother, Jason, is a cornerback with the Tennessee Titans. Also, ex-Rutgers safety Courtney Greene plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"They send a lot of players to the league, and hopefully that is a place I'm going to be," Wright said.

The visit to campus also gave Wright the opportunity to get a quick tutorial on Rutgers' academic reputation, and its track record for graduating players. He also received a tour of the Hale Center.

"It was mostly football, but I talked to one guy about academics," Wright said. "(The facilities) were all brand new. Everything was new and cool."

Wright said he doesn't have a top three or five, not does he have a full calendar. He will be visiting Colorado next weekend, and isn't sure what trips he will make beyond that.

"I don't have anything else set up," said Wright, who talked about his timetable for a decision. "I'm looking to make a decision soon, but I don't really know yet because I'm still thinking about it right now. I'll probably make a decision during my season."


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