Saturday, February 01, 2014

Illinois LB commits to UConn

According to his Twitter account,Downers Grove (Ill.)  linebacker Vontae Diggs has committed to UConn.

☆☆TheSavage5☆☆ @VDiggs5
This was by far the toughest decision I have ever made. With that said, I am now a member of the UConn family

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Diggs is the fifth known commit since the hiring of Bob Diaco as the head coach at UConn. He visited campus last weekend  He also becomes the third linebacker among the 15 UConn commitments joining Chris Britton out of Harrisburg, Pa., who originally signed with the Huskies in 2013 before having his enrollment delayed and is now enrolled at UConn, and Leicester (Mass.) High's Tom Rodrick.

Diggs has had an interesting recruiting process as he originally committed to Toledo before flipping to Ball State in early January.

Also, according to the Army site on, offensive tackle Trey Ratliff confirmed his commitment to Army. Ratliff took a visit to UConn last weekend and was offered a scholarship by UConn.

The UConn recruiting class will become official at a press conference on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

A recruiting source confirmed that the UConn staff reached out to Hamden Hall quarterback T.J. Linta, who threw for 56 touchdowns as a senior, but he is remaining firm in his commitment to Brown.

Also, St. Thomas Aquinas offensive lineman Ryan Crozier was expected to take an official visit to UConn this weekend.

Last but most certainly not least, yesterday was a special day for UConn commit Arkeel Newsome as he was in New York for a ceremony in honor of the record-breaking Ansonia High running back being named to the Parade All-American team. Check out the link for some photos of Newsome at the event provided to us by Ansonia coach Tom Brockett. The team will be officially released in Sunday's Parade Magazine.


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