Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Coyle discusses UConn commitment

Things were a bit hectic for me in the last day and a half with a 7 p.m. women's basketball game to cover and a 5:40 a.m. flight to Tampa to begin my coverage of UConn's bowl week preparations so I wasn't able to get around to doing anything about Tyler Coyle's commitment.

Thankfully, my colleague Sean Patrick Bowley caught up to Coyle earlier today at the All-State football photo shoot.

Coyle, who had touchdown catches of 54, 60, 73 and 60 in a five-game stretch, averaged more than 25 yards per catch as a junior and a senior.

"Just the fact of staying close to home, it is as simple as that," Coyle said. "I like the coaches, I love the direction the program is growing."

Coyle said he was offered a scholarship on Friday and "I jumped on it."

Coyle becomes the fourth in-state player to commit to UConn out of Class of 2016 joining Glastonbury's Keyion Dixon, Suffield Academy's Tahj Herring and Jasen Rose of Southington. The last time the Huskies had as many commits from Connecticut came in 2013 when there were six - leading receiver Noel Thomas, two-year starting tight end Tommy Myers, defensive end Cole Ormsby, linebacker Matt Walsh and quarterback Tim Boyle all started games this season. The sixth in-state commit was Cory Jasudowich who transferred to New Haven but did not play for the Chargers in the recently-completed season.


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