Wright Talks Rutgers, Possible Decision Date

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star cornerback Yuri Wright is one of the top targets in New Jersey for a number of schools, but he knows the most about two schools. Wright spoke about those schools, and also told ScarletReport.com about when he wants to announce his decision.

There is not a program Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star cornerback Yuri Wright knows better than Rutgers, and no staff he is in contact with more than the Scarlet Knights.

And while the Scarlet Knights will make Wright's list when he trims it in late June, his recruitment is going to last into 2012.

"I probably will make my final decision at the U.S. Army All-American game," said Wright, Scout.com's No. 6-ranked cornerback. "That's been one of my dreams since I was a little kid, to make a decision at a game. I think that is what I'm going to do."

Wright's impressive list of offers include Rutgers, Notre Dame, Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as a string of others, but his proximity to the Rutgers campus makes it easy for him to learn about the Scarlet Knights.

His main recruiter, assistant coach Jeff Hafley, was at Don Bosco on Monday to check in on more than a half-dozen Ironmen, including Wright.

"I have real good contact with Rutgers," Wright said. "It's going pretty good. I talk to coach Hafely. He's a real cool guy. He seems very honest and cares about what I'm trying to do, like making me a better player."

Wright comes from an area that produced Rutgers stars already. Although he goes to school in New Jersey, he lives across the border in New York, as did Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty and Ron Girault.

It also helps a few of Wright's former teammates are heading to Rutgers.

"A couple of my guys committed there so I know a lot from talking to them," Wright said. "Gary Nova and Paul Canevari are going there, and they tell me about it."

Wright already visited Colorado, and has a summer trip planned to Georgia. He is also trying to schedule a trip to Notre Dame for the summer.

"Colorado is the only school I've taken a trip to (aside from Rutgers)," Wright said. "I really enjoyed my time out there, and I'm looking into their program."

Wright is in high demand because of his mix of athleticism and size. He is 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, has loose hips and is long.

"There really aren't a lot of guys of my size that can play the position like I can," he said. "Everybody is recruiting me to play cornerback. I have the size to be able to play against big receivers."

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