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Early Signing Period: Isaiah Wright Signs With Rutgers Football

Offensive Lineman was originally projected on defense.

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Previlon is moving on, but Wright is a similar player who will hopefully grow just as much.
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Isaiah Wright played as a sophomore at St. Joseph’s (Metuchen) before moving on to St. Peter’s Prep. A versatile offensive and defensive lineman, he committed to Rutgers way back in June then stayed through the coaching change. Wednesday it became official.

Rutgers needs offensive linemen who can play offensive tackle and even though he was originally recruited as a defensive tackle, Wright morphed into one of the better offensive tackles in the state over the past year and a half. He is listed as a strong-side defensive end though his ability to get low and drive people is a better fit at defensive tackle or down blocking on the offensive line. It will be interesting to see where he ends up on this team.

High School Position: OT (6’5”, 275 lbs.)

Projected college position: Offensive tackle

High School: St. Peter’s Prep

Hometown: North Plainfield, NJ

Most notable other offers: Temple

The Rutgers Offensive Line left something to be desired in 2019. They could neither shove defenders back to open creases in the running game, nor hold up long enough to give quarterbacks time while throwing with enough consistency. The group loses two starters to graduation, but anyone who can step in and be a difference maker in any facet of the game will start. The rest of the group in Schiano’s first year will be cobbled together as there are plenty of three-star prospects on the roster, just no stars to build around.

Floor: Manny Taylor

Most likely: Willington Previlon

Potential: Andre Civil

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