In General Coach Diaco Talks Recruiting

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What’s goin on?

A little more from new UConn Coach Bob Diaco, this time on recruiting, as much as he can say about it at this point. As you know national signing day is the first Wednesday in February. This year it’s Feb.5. The Huskies have nine recruits committed in the class of 2014 and UConn is  expected to honor all of them but… how many more will the Huskies add? What, who will they add?

“Well it would be very easy to look at it and see the open scholarship numbers and add players to fill that group but what we really need to do is look at 2015. What does that number look like?,” Diaco said. “Because let’s say that’s 15 or 16 in 2015, allright? Is it better to add 20 [this year] and keep it there or is it better to add 18 and add two the class of 2015? That’s just the balance we have to look at. I can’t say for sure what it looks like.”

Looks and sounds like 18 may be the number the staff will try to hit this year. It has a way to go with some challenges but this staff is good.

“Everything is a challenge,” Diaco said. “You’re trying to get turnarounds for reimbursements or stipends to hit the road faster than you would otherwise normally have to plan for it; recruiting areas, where you want to send the guys, where they were as opposed to where they’re going to be; all their recruiting contacts that now they want to continue and have relationships with because they have players but were looking forward to sending them into different areas, along with what the needs are and trying to get new players evaluated in two weeks…. it’s a challenge.”

Here’s a look at the recruiting calendar for 2013-14



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