Sunday, January 18, 2015

Worcester Academy's Tabur headed to UConn

It didn't take Tom Tabur long to impress his new coach when he took a postgraduate year at Worcester Academy and apparently he caught the eyes of the UConn staff almost as quickly as he is among the growing list of preferred walk-ons heading to UConn in the fall.

Worcester Academy coach Tony Johnson said the 6-foot-3, 295-pound Tabur is one of the strongest players he has coached and the biggest thing was to get him to shed some weight to get quicker.

"He's become a lot quicker and he did a great job for us," Johnson said. "He's at about 295 pounds and I don't see him taking much more weight off."

Tabur, who also has a 3.7 grade-point average, was up at UConn over the weekend and it all felt right for him according to Johnson.

The bigger recruiting news of the day, however, involves quarterback Carter Stanley who committed to Kansas and that UConn commit Nolan Ulizio was offered by Michigan according to Steve Wilfong, the director of recruiting for


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