April 10, 2010

Big-time DT already thinking about officials

It's still early but it appears as though Marquise Wright will be ranked among the top defensive tackles in the Northeast, and perhaps the country, whenever those rankings come out.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound lineman from Paramus Catholic in New Jersey has been sitting on offers from schools like Florida State, Georgia, Oklahoma, Penn State and South Carolina, among others, and he recently picked up a few new scholarships.

"I've also got West Virginia, Cincinnati, Michigan State and the 'U' -- Miami," Wright told Rivals.com this weekend. "I actually just got Cincinnati yesterday and I got Miami on Thursday."

Wright went on to say the Miami coaching staff has been speaking with his coaches at Paramus Catholic recently and he is "definitely" interested in the ACC school.

It's too early for recruits to take official visits but it's not too early for them to start thinking about where they would like to take them. Wright knows it will be difficult to take unofficial visits to the schools that have offered that are a long way from his home in New Jersey, so he will have to wait until the fall when he can officially visit them. Does he know where he would like to take some of those officials?

"I know I'll pretty much have to wait for some of them," he noted. "Cincinnati is one and Michigan State is another that I'd like to take. Then I know I'd like to visit both Florida and Florida State. There are a lot of schools I'd like to visit before then but realistically I know I can't get to them all."

Not long ago Wright took a visit to Penn State. That trip was about two weeks ago and he said it was a great experience. He enjoyed it so much that he will be returning to the school on April 24 for their spring game.

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