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UConn's Gratz is from Piscataway (US PRESSWIRE)

STORRS – Ryan Wirth stopped short of providing actual bulletin board material for the Rutgers locker room, but no one needed to be a mind reader to understand how motivated Connecticut's defensive end is for Saturday's game at No. 22 Rutgers.

Wirth is from Medford, N.J., and like several of his UConn teammates who are from the Garden State, he grew up wanting to play football for the Scarlet Knights. But he says the scholarship offer from Rutgers didn't come until after he had one in hand from UConn. "The next week they came in the door with an offer," Wirth said Tuesday. "That's the place I wanted to go to at first. I'm glad I landed...

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