Monday, February 02, 2015

Middletown's Highsmith commits to UConn

Middletown High's Dario Highsmith Jr., who recently was named the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance Male Athlete of the Year, just posted on his Twitter account that he has committed to UConn.


Highsmith threw for 712 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for 2,056 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior. He had five 200-yard rushing games as a senior including a season-high 280 yards in a loss to Notre Dame (West Haven) in the state playoffs. He also had an interception against Simsbury and two fumble recoveries against Bristol Central.

He will head to UConn as a preferred walk-on, the fourth known in-state player opting to accept offers to join the Huskies as a non-scholarship player joining Fairfield Warde quarterback Brandon Bisack, Naugatuck receiver Bryan Coney, Wilton linebacker/tight end Jack Dexter. Gunnery tight end/defensive end Luke Sowa, a New Jersey native, is also accepting UConn's offer to be a preferred walk-on according to a post on his official Twitter account. It's a pretty good collection of in-state walk-ons. Bisack passed for 2,585 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior, Coney had 52 catches for 1,171 yards and 20 TDs during 2014 season while Dexter had 60 tackles.


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