Monday, June 25, 2012

Nick Williams makes CFPA Watch List

UConn's Nick Williams was one of 38 players named as candidates for the College Football Performance Awards Kickoff Return Trophy.

Williams returned 37 kickoffs for 920 yards. Williams' average of 24.9 yards per return ranked 39th among FBS players.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Coventry's Myers commits to UConn

Coventry/Windham Tech junior tight end Tom Myers committed to UConn earlier today according to his high school coach Tony Bonito.

Myers has been on UConn's radar for the last year or so and he pulled the trigger on the decision today, calling Bonito with the news at 6:24 p.m.

"He's a terrific athlete and has a tremendous upside," Bonito said. "He's fast, he's tall and he's athletic."

Not only is Myers a standout on the football field but also starred on the basketball and track and field teams.

"He made a decision he wanted to be a Division I football player and committed himself to becoming that," Bonito said.

Bonito said that since the end of the season that Myers has put on 30 pounds and he is now 6 4 3/4 and 235 pounds and runs a 4.8 40 with a 37 inch vertical leap. UConn and Temple were among the BCS teams to offer him a scholarship.

Bonito believes UConn is a perfect fit for Myers since the Huskies rely heaviliy on tight ends and with two seniors (Ryan Griffin and John Delahunt) at tight end for UConn, Myers could have an opportunity to contribute early on when he arrives at UConn.

Coventry/Windham Tech runs a triple option offense and is primarily a running team. Bonito estimated that Myers caught about 15 passes as a junior. He averaged 18.1 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and had 38 3-pointers, 21 steals and 16 blocked shots in 24 games. Myers won the Class S javelin title and finished fifth in the event at the State Open.

The recruiting news was not all good for UConn today.

According to a report on the Philadelphia Inquirer site, offensive lineman Matt Barone decommitted from UConn and gave an oral commitment to Temple.

Barone talks about the decision on a story on the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review site.

Also, according to a blog on the ESPN Boston site Buckingham Browne & Nichols tight end Brendan O'Neil, a former UConn recruiting target, committed to Wake Forest

Monday, June 11, 2012

Report: Texas QB commits to UConn

According to an internet report, Plano (Tex.) High quarterback Richard Lagow has committed to UConn.

The 6-5 Lagow threw for 1,646 yards and 13 TDs as a junior. He completed more than 56 percent of his passes and threw only six interceptions. He threw for a season hgh 321 yards in an Oct. 7 loss to Flower Mound.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

More on TV, game times

With ESPN putting out a list of 68 college football games it will be televising in the upcoming season, UConn has announced the start times of more of its games.

It was previously announced that the Aug. 30 season opener against UMass will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. and will be shown on SNY.

SNY will also televise the Sep. 8 North Carolina State game which starts at noon and the Sep. 29 noon game against Buffalo. The Sep. 22 game at Western Michigan will start at 2 p.m, and be available online at

The start times of seven of the 12 games are now known with the Sep. 15 game at Maryland starting at 12:30 p.m. The Oct. 19 game at Syracuse and home game versus Pitt on Nov. 9 will both start at 8 p.m.

UConn signee Mikal Myers, a 6-0, 300 defensive lineman out of Newburgh Academy, will be playing for the Downstate team in the New York State High School Football Classic on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.

Six days later fellow UConn incoming freshman Jon Hicks, a linebacker out of Palmyra (Pa.) HS, will play in the Big 33 Classic, a prestigious all-star game between high school seniors from Ohio and Pennsylvania.

In case any of you haven't seen it, there is a video interview with Hicks posted on the event's official site last month

Finally, on the subject of soon to be Huskies, fellow incoming freshman Obi Melifonwu recently competed in the 100 meters and long jump at the Massachusetts state track and field championships.

Melifonwu, a defensive back out of Grafton High, finished ninth in the long jump with his best leap of 20-7.5 inches. He had the 11th best time of 11.19 in the 100 preliminaries. He missed qualifying for the finals by .08 seconds.

According to the Yahoo recruiting database, receiver Dhameer Bradley from Elkton, Md. has committed to UConn.

The 5-10, 166-pound Bradley plays for Eastern Christian Academy and has 4.5 speed in the 40 yard dash.

Nice job by Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant for getting Bradley and his father on the phone earlier today.

Monday, June 04, 2012

More bus trips to Maryland

Here's the link to another Connecticut-based bus trip to Maryland on Sept. 15 for the football game.

Check it out, if only because Drew, the owner, sent this quote in his email..."Crab cakes and Football, that's what Maryland does!" ~Wedding Crashers...we'll see about that.