Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Former Hillhouse lineman and UConn commit at Dean College

Former Hillhouse lineman Rennick Bryan, who originally committed to UConn and took part in preseason camp with the Huskies, is enrolled at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. according to Dean athletic director John Jackson.

Bryan, who was seeing some time with UConn’s second-team offensive line early in fall camp, had a couple of core classes that were not approved by the NCAA clearinghouse and would have been academically ineligible to play at UConn according to Jackson.

Bryan, who did not play in Dean’s season-opening loss to Navy Prep, is expected to see some action when Dean plays its home opener on Saturday against Monroe Community College.

As of Wednesday morning Bryan was still on the UConn roster but he was not in the stadium when UConn played UMass in the season opener on Thursday night. UPDATED AT 3:15 P.M.: UConn announced that Bryan is no longer enrolled at UConn and has removed him from the roster. Other than UConn football coach Paul Pasqualoni saying “we are just trying to gather as much information as we can right now before we (proceed),” after Thursday’s game UConn has not commented publicly on Bryan’s status.

Bryan is one of three former Hillhouse linemen on the Dean College squad joining freshman Khamil Rangolam and sophomore DaShon Riley. A fourth New Haven native (former North Branford lineman Damoy Hunter) is also on the team.

Bryan had impressed the UConn coaching staff and before the end of the first week of fall camp he was being worked in at guard with the second-team offensive line.

Since he was considered to be a non-qualifier coming out of Hillhouse, Bryan will need to spend two years at Dean and graduate from the junior college before he could return to UConn or another four-year school.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tough break for the kid. He should have considered taking a summer course at Chapel Hill - the NCAA prefers those.

September 06, 2012 8:35 AM 

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