Timothy Wright became the 5th member of, what is developing into, the best recruiting
class in Rutgers history. The 6'4"-200lbs WR gave Coach Greg Schiano the
news today at the conclusion of the Rutgers football camp.
Wright made a name for himself at the Elite Combine where he impressed college
coaches with his speed, size, and ball skills. His performance was good enough
to receive scholarship offers from Michigan State, Iowa, Connecticut, Syracuse,
Temple, Cincinnati, Maryland, Boston College, and Rutgers.
In the end, it came down to the feeling of home for Wright. As he stated, "the
more that I visited Rutgers, the more it felt like home. The coaches are so
down to earth. They (the program) have a lot of potential over the next few
years with the incoming freshmen and my class. There are opportunities to win
championships along with getting a degree from a great university. The fact
that they always want you to play at the top of your game all of the time was
The end of the recruiting process for Wright provided a lot of happiness for
him. As Wright describes, it seem to provide more happiness for the Rutgers
coaching staff. As Wright describes it, "they were jumping around and were
thrilled" by his decision to become a Scarlet Knight.
In high school, Wright played QB, RB, DB, and WR along with returning punts
and kick-offs. Last season, he registered 50 tackles and 2 INTs from his DB
position. While splitting timing between RB and WR, he collected 700 yards rushing
and 250 yards receiving with 8 touchdowns. This was all done in 6 games due
to a minor injury that sidelined him. At Rutgers, he will use his 4.5 speed
and 36" vertical to win a starting WR position.
Now that his college decision is behind him, he will now focus on getting ready
for his senior season where he has some big plans. Since he was injured for
part of his junior season, he felt that he needs to show what he can really
do. Therefore, he has the goals of running for 1,000 yards, scoring 20 TDs,
and being named first-team all-state. Some of his other goals are to lure more
of the best players in the state to Rutgers. Among the first players that he
will contact are Art Forst and Will Hill, two of Rutgers major targets. Rutgers
fans can only hope that he is successful in all of these endeavors.
A day before Timothy Wright committed to Rutgers, SOR performed a video interview.
Click the link below for the interview.