Thursday, August 08, 2013

Jasudowich addresses decision to transfer

Freshman linebacker Cory Jasudowich sent his thoughts regarding her decision to leave UConn in an email and figured I would pass on what he had to say.

"First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank UConn, Coach Pasqualoni and the coaching staff for giving me such a great opportunity.  Unfortunately, after many sleepless nights and much soul searching, I have decided to leave UConn.  

I have struggled with this decision for more than a month now.  I have been on campus since June and unfortunately, it just didn’t feel like the right fit for me.  I am nothing but grateful for such a wonderful opportunity, however, bottom line, I have to be 110% in it, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.  I cannot take a full scholarship away from another player who can be committed 110%.  I want to be fair to everyone involved, the team, the coaches and myself.  UConn has a great program with a great staff, but no matter how hard this decision is for me, I know I am making the right choice.

I am looking into other options at this point, and I am still very excited about my future.  I still very much want to play football as well as get a great education, and I am lucky enough to have a few more choices at this time.  I want to be the best I can be for myself, the college I go to and the football team I will be honored to play on."

On a personal note, I hope everything works out for Cory. I spoke to him in person when he committed and on the phone when he was playing for USA Football in the International Bowl and came away very impressed with him both times. He had no obligation to send me an email explaining why he chose to leave and in all the years I've covered UConn sports the only other transferring player who got back to me was women's basketball forward Michala Johnson who is now at Wisconsin.



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