Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Governor's Academy lineman commits to UConn

UConn continues to make a push to add size to its incoming freshman class.

Governor's Academy two-way starting lineman Matthew Peart, originally from the Bronx, committed to UConn according to his head coach Jim O'Leary.

O'Leary said that offensive line coach Mike Foley has been looking at Peart since his junior season and after speaking with Foley and head coach Bob Diaco yesterday, Peart committed. He becomes the third lineman to commit to UConn since Oct. 5 joining Cedar Creek (N.J.) defensive lineman Trey Blackwell and New London offensive tackle Bryan Cespedes.

O'Leary said Peart is 6-foot-8, 265 pounds and "without an ounce of fat on him." He is a two-way starter at offensive tackle and defensive end for one of the most successful prep school programs in New England. He is the starting left tackle for a 7-1 Governor's Academy team that will play Brunswick on Saturday in the Wayne Sanborn Bowl at Avon Old Farms.

"He has outstanding potential," O'Leary said. "He's a great athlete, the captain of the basketball team. He's a great kid and has an outstanding attitude. He has great length, long arms. He's going to do the work in the weight room and once his body fills out, he is going to be special."

Peart has seven sacks on defense as well as being one of the leaders of the Governor's Academy offense.


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