And based on what his Coach says that will be a pretty exciting time.
What’s goin on?
Daniel Oak, a 6-3, 280-pound offensive guard/center from Fort Myers, Fla. committed to the Huskies on Sunday and will make it official at 7 a.m. Wednesday, the first day recruits can sign their national letters of intent, according to long-time Fort Myers Coach Sam Sirianni.
Florida International and Florida Atlantic were in the mix and he was on the boards at Wake Forest and North Carolina but it was going to be between those schools and Toledo – before new UConn coach Bob Diaco landed at the school.
Siranni said Diaco introduced himself to Oak as the head coach but that Diaco was so cool and down to earth that later, Oak asked Sirianni, “That was the head coach, right?”
That was late January.
“I’ve known coach Diaco since he was about 22 or 23 years old,” Sirianni said by phone Tuesday. “I kind of helped him with the lay of the land down here when he was at Eastern Michigan and Virginia. The one thing I’ve always liked and respected about him is that he’s just a real guy, always appreciated that.”
Diaco and running backs coach Ernest Jones loved what they saw on film and when Oak visited with them and UConn over the weekend it wasn;’t long before the deal was done.
Oak arrived in Connecticut Friday afternoon.
“He called me Saturday, he said “Coach, I’m really liking this. I think it’s going to work out. Sunday morning he sent me a text that he had committed. I think both sides are going to be happy with this one,” Sirianni said.
The Huskies have 16 known commitments in the Class of 2014 so far…