Saturday, January 10, 2015

Adding a QB a recruiting priority for UConn

Coming into the season it looked like UConn's quarterback position was set for the next few years with the return of sophomores Casey Cochran and Tim Boyle, Bryant Shirreffs transferring in from North Carolina State and a commitment from Tyler Davis.

However, a concussion suffered in the 2014 season opener to Brigham Young ended Casey Cochran's playing career. Suddenly the UConn coaching staff was left to ponder the future of the quarterback position.

Even before the season came to an end there were reports of the Huskies pursuing quarterback prospects. UConn took a run at Ryan Agnew out of Southlake (Texas) Carroll before he committed to San Diego State. UConn also showed plenty of interest of Dwyer (Fla.) QB Daniel Parr but he decided to honor his commitment to Florida Atlantic. Now the two names of note are Tyree Jackson and Carter Stanley.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Jackson, who committed to Buffalo in August, threw for more than 2,000 yards and 22 touchdowns while running for another 10 scores, is set to meet with UConn coaches on Thursday before leaving the next day for an official visit to Buffalo according to the Muskegon Chronicle.

There have been multiple reports of the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Stanley visiting UConn on Jan. 20. Stanley is coming off a senior season where he threw for 3,070 yards with 40 touchdowns with just seven interceptions while running 579 yards and seven scores.

Pro Football Focus released its All-Pro teams and former UConn stars Anthony Sherman of the Kansas City Chiefs and Marcus Easley of the Buffalo Bills made the cut.

Sherman is the top-rated fullback by PFF, which rates every play during the NFL season while Easley is No. 1 among punt coverage players.


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