Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hamden Hall's Kyle Williams headed to UConn

The UConn coaches did their due diligence during the recruiting process is securing commitments from top in-state prospects Tyler Coyle, Keyion Dixon, Tahj Herring and Jay Rose. However, the number of Connecticut prospects in UConn's incoming freshman is not limited to those four.

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.


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