What’s goin on? Just spoke with 6 foot 7, 260-pound tight end Chris Lee of Severna (Md.) Park High. Lee is the Huskies 12th commitment to the Class of 2015. Lee, who visited UConn last month, is believed to have been a top Huskies target at the position. Apparently, the young man has some experience in coming up big at big moments. Peep this clip of Lee on the hardwood… “First, the campus was beautiful, just gorgeous,” Lee said. “The other thing, the coaching staff, their energy is infectious. They’re a great a staff. They know what they’re doing and they want it bad. And finally, I talked to Tyler Davis and Connor Freeborn and they kind of got me hooked on UConn.” Lee hadn’t had any other scholarships offers but was getting calls from Maryland, Navy and Rutgers. “UConn was the only place I visited and I knew it was the place for me,” Lee said Continue reading
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You may or may not have heard about the event “An Evening With Head Football Coach Bob Diaco” scheduled for July 29 at Rentschler Field.
Whether you have or haven’t – and are a UConn football fan - whether you’ve had a chance to meet Diaco or talk to him this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss but be careful – he’s quite a motivator and an excited one at that.
Some of you might want to dust off your cleats after hearing him. There’s a little twist to the event this year, too.
Anyway, here’s the release from UConn on the event put on by the Greater Hartford Chapter of the UConn Alumni Association…. Continue reading
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Our latest entry on football recruiting at UConn
Happy 4th! Take it slow…
“Because that creates physical parameters for what we’re looking for,” Diaco said. “We call them our profiles. Our profiles are set per the jobs we ask them to do which aren’t going to change. They stay the same. And then you inspect your team that you have to see how many guys you need to collect of what particular spot.”
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Looks like we’re rolling this story out over the weekend but I wanted to leave a little more of it here now to chew on. Here Diaco offers some details on how he and the staff find the right fit for positions to build the team while recruiting
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As part of a bigger story I’m working on this week I wanted to dribble this little nugget out for folks to nibble on with respect to the recruiting sites, their ratings and what, if anything does it truly mean to new UConn head coach Bob Diaco and his staff.
It’s usually a hot topic in some pockets of the UConn fanbase and usually that conversation centers on the lack of four or five stars players on the roster.
Diaco lit this one up for all time and I mean of the dropping the mic on stage when you’re done type lighting it up, too. Enjoy… Continue reading
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Bryant Shirreffs, a 6-3, 228-pound sophomore who played nine games for N.C.State as a freshman has committed to the UConn football program for the 2015 season.
He has to sit out this season under NCAA transfer rules but will have four years to graduate and three years to play.
Shirreffs of Jefferson, Ga., will add depth to the position which is down this year with the loss of Kivon Taylor who decided to transfer. Next year, the Huskies will be getting a player with ACC playing experience, who adds depth and most importantly will elevate the competition between him Casey Cochran, Tim Boyle and newcomer Tyler Davis.
“N.C. State is nice but when you don’t necessarily trust who you’re playing for or really don’t like believe in the system I don’t think it’s useful to stay in a place you can’t succeed,” Shirreffs told me.. “And you can try as hard as you can but if you don’t feel like you can succeed, you’re thinking about leaving, you’re not all in or fully committed to that school so that’s what I felt. I believe it wasn’t good for me or the team for me to be there.”
The run continues….
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We’re not just talking numbers we’re talking guys who are going to fill needs.
Anyway, UConn’s latest commit is John Robinson, a 6-2, 185 pound cornerback from Dwight Morrow High in Englewood, N.J.. He committed to the program Saturday morning becoming the 11th player in the Class of 2015 so far.
“They had offered me prior to my visit and I was really excited because UConn, actually, was on my top schools list of schools for a while of where I wanted to go to,” Robinson said by phone Saturday. “I took the visit and I just loved Coach [Anthony] Poindexter [defensive coordinator and safeties coach]. And with Coach [Josh] Reardon my defensive backs coach, it just felt like home I loved the atmosphere, I just want to play for Coach Poindexter and Coach Reardon and [Head] Coach [Bob] Diaco They run the same system I run in high school.”
Nazir Williams, a 6 foot 5, 225 pound outside linebacker from Bridgeton, N.J. is the ninth commitment to UConn Football’s 2015 class.