The final weekend of official visits before Wednesday's National Signing Day has come to a close, and Rutgers had mixed results. While they gained commitments from former Michigan running back Ross Douglas, UConn flip OT Mike Lonsdorf, and New Jersey C Sam Howson, but also lost a commit when OT Elijah Johnson announced his decommitment last night. Now, Rutgers has taken another hit as WR Isaiah Wright has flipped to Temple, according to Todderick Hunt of NJ.com.
Wright, a West Hartford, CT native, committed to Rutgers on July 1 of last year, but as has been the case a lot with this recruiting class, his ties to Rutgers began to fade once Kyle Flood was dismissed. Just over a week after Flood was let go, Wright took an official visit to Temple, his first visit since committing to Rutgers.
The 6-2, 207-pound receiver spent the past weekend on an official visit to Rutgers, but evidently the visit was not enough to keep him from flipping to Temple.
A whopping ten recruits have decommitted from Rutgers since Flood's dismissal, nine of which were recruited by Flood and his staff.
Wright is the second former Rutgers commit to flip to Temple. He joins quarterback Anthony Russo, who decommitted from Rutgers on January 11 and committed to the Owls just days later. For what it's worth, E.J. Barthel, who had been Rutgers' director of recruiting since 2014, is now a part of Matt Rhule's staff at Temple.
Rutgers' recruiting class now stands at 14 members two days before National Signing Day. Even after losing Wright to Temple, the Scarlet Knights still have two receivers in this class: Mohamed Jabbie and Taysir Mack. Hopefully Chris Ash can add a few commits to his first recruiting class as Rutgers head coach before NSD.