Recruiting: The Big QB

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What’s goin on?

Hope all are safe and doing safe things…

UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni got 6 foot 4 Tim Boyle from Xavier High in Middletown and 6-5 Kivon Taylor out of Grady High in Atlanta. The Huskies received a commitment from 6-5 Richard Lagow, of Plano (Tx.) but there hasn’t been announcement regarding his signing.

The Huskies have 6-2 junior Scott McCummings on the roster along with 6-1 Chandler Whitmer who stared last year and 6 foot Casey Cochran who will be a redshirt  freshman.

So, as of now, the Huskies will have five quarterbacks competing  in the fall, maybe six. Half will be 6-4 or taller.

“At the position, we’ve got Chandler, who is an older guy, so he’s obviously developing and already next year going to be in his junior year and well along academically and we had a chance in Timmy and we had a chance …with the players we were recruiting to get a bigger, taller, version, if you noticed, the guys we took are not the same from a profile standpoint,” Pasqualoni said on national signing day Wednesday

“We felt that we needed…if you’re gonna be in a pro style system and throw drop-back pass…now the 6 foot guys can do it. I mean Chandler has done a fine job, Drew Brees does a fine job but I think the fact remains that if you’re up here (Pasqualoni raises his hand above his head] you can see better down the field. Timmy just can make all the throws. He’s got an excellent arm. He can get it into tight space, he doesn’t panic. He can slide around in there, so, I mean, to me, I think regardless you take Timmy Boyle.

“Kivon is, a little bit more from a developmental standpoint, but he’s a tall man and he has a strong arm and really, probably, in Kivon, saw himself a little bit more like Jordan Fuchs [recently signed tight end out of New York] as a basketball guy early on and then later on in his high school career said, ‘Well, this sport I might be better and go further in this sport.’ I think that when you have that type of athlete, who can do so many things, down the road would be able to do some many things, I think you take that kind of athlete.”

And Pasqualoni later added this nugget you should know but if you don’t – now you do.

“What we’re trying to do in building the program and it’s hard to do it overnight – we’re trying to recruit prototype-size guys. We’d like to have a big, athletic, smart, tough football team here at UConn so the size factors are a big part of what we’re doing.”


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7 thoughts on “Recruiting: The Big QB

  1. Doug

    If anything, this recruitment class has restored some faith in PP and created some greatly needed buzz in the the program. Hopefully PP can build upon this.

    1. RST

      Agreed. But this recruiting class is not going to alter the course of the upcoming season unless we are exceedingly lucky. The Huskies have to get to 7-5. A record of 6-6 is not going to cut it even if they go to a third rate bowl.

  2. Artie A...

    Yes Robbie Rug we may eat some crow but we will love it. Do as you would at the tailgate with chicken and cook it slow. No matter what it tastes like chicken!
    @ The Jerk and Chuck I have to say you are neglecting Warde! Changes have been made early in his tenure, Paul would have never moved GDL on his own, this resulting in our new OC and RB coach. These moves help protect Paul who is a favorite of the board.
    TJ may just be the one to save Paul’s job and entertain us at the same time.

  3. Chuck

    @Jerk Not quite so fast. It’s more like if he improves the record for 2013 and makes a bowl….he stays to finish out his contract. If there is no sign of improvement, same or worse record, he goes. HCPP does after all get some weighty credits on his report card for his recruiting that can’t be so easily dismissed.

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