Friday, June 06, 2014

Diaco's take on recruiting: Strength in numbers

Perhaps it is just my perception but judging by what I have seen in recent weeks and months it certainly appears as if Bob Diaco is more generous in handing out offers than Paul Pasqualoni, his predecessor at UConn.

I can't log into Twitter without seeing reports of more players in the next couple of recruiting classes receiving offers from UConn so when I sat down with Diaco earlier this week I asked him for his take on handing out scholarship offers.

"You are going to sell a car, how many people are you going to talk to about buying it?" Diaco said. "If you want to sell one car, you have to talk to about 20 people so the recruiting board is full of guys we would really like to have. We may only have one spot so first one in ... Everybody understands the landscape, the PSA (prospective student-athletes) understand the landscape, the guardians understand the landscape and the coaches understand the landscape. This is all over the country, not just at UConn."

Now for the more short-term future, Phil Steele released his All-American Athletic Conference teams a couple days ago. Receiver Geremy Davis was the only UConn player named to the first team. Cornerback Byron Jones was named to the second team and Alex Mateas was a fourth-team pick.

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