QB Lagow signing with UConn

John F. Silver

The singing day drama at the University of Connecticut surrounding the quarterback poistion is coming to an end.

Plano, Texas quarterback Richard Lagow sent out a tweet announcing his decision to sign with UConn:

That makes the third quarterback the Huskies are taking in for the Class of 2013 if he follows through on signing his national letter of intent.

Lagow, a 6-6 pro-style quarterback from Plano committed to the Huskies back in June and was the only quarterback in the class until very late. The Sunday before signing day, the Huskies secured a commitment from Xavier-Middletown (Conn.) quarterback Tim Boyle, a 6-4 pro-style quarterback who backed out of a commitment to Boston College.

On Signing Day on Feb. 6, the Huskies also signed dual-threat quarterback Kivon Taylor out of Atlanta, Ga. Taylor’s signing was a surprise and Lagow didn’t sign with the Huskies that day. Three quarterbacks in a class is unusual, and it’s also late in the process to find a home for many college players. It’s been over a week for Lagow, and on Friday he announced on twitter that he is going to honor his commitment.

That leaves the Huskies with a logjam at quarterback, and considering the past at the position isn’t entirely a bad thing.

Here’s how UConn’s depth chart lines up.

1. Chandler Whitmer, junior

2. Casey Cochran, redshirt freshman

3. Scott McCummings, junior

4.  Tim Boyle, freshman

5. Kivon Taylor, freshman

6. Richard Lagow, freshman

That’s an awful lot of quarterbacks to have. In two years head coach Paul Pasqualoni has overhauled the unit completely with five of the six quarterbacks recruits of the current staff. The only holdover that was recruited by the Randy Edsall era is McCummings, who is used as more as a runner than thrower.

The Huskies will have three quarterbacks in for the spring with Whitmer the clear starter after a solid first season as starter throwing for 2,664 yards, nine touchdowns with 16 interceptions.

 

Cochran was the two-time state player of the year and sat out last season as a redshirt. Cochran will be a redshirt freshman, but by the time next fall rolls around would have nearly two years head start in the system over the incoming freshmen.
In other news, Jim Fuller of the NH Register talked with left tackle Jimmy Bennett about his sixth year of eligibility, which was granted –as expected — by the NCAA. Bennett, who is an excellent student, will anchor left tackle for the Huskies as his injury-plagued career gets one more go-around.