Since arriving to Rutgers, Coach Schiano has a placed huge recruiting emphasis on keeping New Jersey prospects home for college. This year one of the Garden State's top skill position players has been targeted by the Scarlet Knights, and he knows he's a wanted man.
"They're definitely showing me a lot of attention," said wide receiver/cornerback Marcus Wilson. "I know they like to keep guys in-state. They think they had a solid class last year and have a chance to get even more talent in this class. Coach Schiano wants to improve speed at every position and he's let me know they want me."
Rutgers has offered the 6-foot-2, 190-pound athlete from Cherry Hill (N.J.) Camden Catholic a scholarship, as have Virginia, Boston College and Maryland.
"Virginia has come on really strong lately too," he said. "They offered me recently, so I look at that as another option. I like UVA, Maryland, BC, Rutgers, Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee and Iowa a lot right now. That's about as much as I can narrow it down, and I want everyone to know that I'll listen to whoever is interested in me."
While Wilson can line up at either wide receiver or cornerback, he projects as a receiver in college. He caught nearly 50 passes for more than 600 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior, and is working on his speed in the offseason. He also recorded 70 tackles and intercepted four passes.