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


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