The focus for Rutgers on the recruiting trail has been to keep talented in-state products at home. Chris Ash and his staff accomplished that goal on Sunday.
Isaiah Wright, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound defensive tackle out of Jersey City, N.J., made his commitment decision this weekend, picking hometown Rutgers over four other offers. He becomes the third New Jersey product to give his pledge to the Scarlet Knights, and the second in-state defensive lineman.
“I am proud to announce that I will be committing to Rutgers University,” Wright wrote in a post on Twitter. “I believe in Coach Ash’s plan in making Rutgers a winning team and I’m excited to be apart of the comeback!”
Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Wright is ranked as one of the top 100 defensive tackles in the 2020 recruiting class. He’s also hovering around the top 25 players out of the state of New Jersey.
Recruiting New Jersey and the surrounding areas have been a huge focal point for Ash and his staff. Already, the Scarlet Knights have three in-state players committed in the class, along with one New York native and a prospect out of Pennsylvania.
Wright picked Rutgers over offers from Temple, Elon, Fordham and Howard. With his commitment, the Scarlet Knights’ 2020 class ranks 70th nationally and 12th in the B1G.