Hamden Hall's Kyle Williams headed to UConn
Since Bob Diaco's arrival he has been able to get Connecticut players to come into the program as preferred walk-ons and followed up by awarding scholarships to former walk-ons from Connecticut including Sean Marinan, Will Rishell, Jason Thompson and Nick Vitale.
Naugatuck's Bryan Coney and former Valley Regional star Chris Jean-Pierre are walk-ons from Connecticut pushing hard to make UConn's two-deep chart while Diaco couldn'r speak more highly of the progress of another walk-on, quarterback Brandon Bisack, after today's practice.
It is the time to add the name of Hamden Hall's Kyle Williams to the players from Connecticut planning to go the preferred walk-on route.
Williams caught 32 passes for 542 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior but he is expected to be a cornerback according to Hamden Hall coach Joe Linta. Williams had 53 tackles and five interceptions (four in one game against Wilbraham & Monson) during his senior season helping the Hornets to an 8-2 record.
My colleagues at the Register have alerted me to the intentions of Derby running back Rick Bartone (1,665 rushing yards as a senior) and Valley Regional lineman Jack Giaconia plan to take the same path. while Avon's Teddy Allmendinger is also planning to arrive on campus this summer as a preferred walk-on.
We probably won't have the official list of incoming freshman walk-ons until the fall roster is posted.