Monday, January 28, 2013

Prolific Pennsylvania WR commits to UConn

It's been a pretty good day for the UConn football program.

After the news broke that dynamic two-sport star Jordan Fuchs out of Christ the King committed to UConn, now standout receiver Brian Lemelle becomes UConn's latest oral commitment.

A day after visiting the University of Iowa, the Bishop McDevitt star committed to UConn.

Lemelle caught 99 passes for 1,590 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior for the Crusaders. He had three games with at least 10 catches including a monster game against Lampeter-Strasburg when he caught 11 passes for 249 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was not a one-year wonder with 70 catches for 1223 yards and 11 touchdowns for 11 TDs as sophomore and 93 receptions for 1630 yards and 15 TDs as a junior.

He set Pennsylvania state records for most career catches and receiving yards.

He also was selected to play for the Pennsylvania team in the Big 33 Classic along with fellow UConn commit Junior Joseph.

Also, there are multiple reports that UConn commit Kyle Schafenacker reconfirmed his decision to head to Connecticut after a recent visit to South Florida. This isn't getting the same amount of attention as the commitments of Fuchs and Lemelle but it is a pretty big deal. The Huskies are lacking in offensive line recruits and strengthening what was the biggest question mark on last year's UConn squad would have been a crushing blow. Schafenacker, a leader of an offensive line which helped St. Thomas Aquinas win Florida's 7A championship team, and Westlake (N.Y.) lineman Tommy Hopkins are the only OL among the 21 commits. You would hope that between now and signing day on Feb. 6 that the Huskies coaches add some offensive line recruits to the list.


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