By the time I caught up with the news that Gabby Williams had offered UConn her verbal commitment for the Class of 2014, she was out having dinner with her parents last night to celebrate her mother’s birthday. So I didn’t get the chance to speak to her last night.
But Gabby reached out this morning before the Delaware-Kentucky game began in Bridgeport and this is what he said about her decision to come to UConn in 2014.
“I never expected to make a decision so early, but after my visit I was positive that UConn was the right school for me,” said Williams, the 5-11 guard from Nevada.
“I hung out with the coaches a lot and met the players, the academic adviser, the athletic director and a lot of the managers and I could really sense the family-like atmosphere and the chemistry. To me that’s really important for a team to be successful.
“Coach Auriemma and the coaching staff are very supportive when in comes to me being a dual sport athlete [Gabby is a world-class high jumper with Olympic aspirations] I’m still deciding on if I will do track or not, but it’s nice knowing I’ll have coaches that will back me up either way.”
I do look up to a lot of dual sport athletes and also athletes who recovered and are recovering from ACL tears. Just because all of them are proof that it’s possible and that I can do it. I really appreciate this opportunity to be a part of this program and start contributing to UConn’s legacy.”