Signing Day drama

John F. Silver

It’s been rare that UConn has ever had any drama on signing day. That is not the case today.

UConn’s class of 24 players is out, and with it likely the most highly regarded class in UConn history.

There is one big name missing in Plano, Texas QB Richard Lagow. UConn received a late commitment from Xavier’s Tim Boyle, who was a highly recruited QB who de-committed from Boston College. Lagow, who committed in the summer, has maintained he is still singing with UConn but apparently is ill. Boyle signed a Letter of Intent and Lagow hasn’t been heard from.

Then, late in the day on Wednesday, the Huskies signed a 6-5 player named Kivon Taylor out of Atlanta, Ga. Taylor is an athletic dual-threat type quarterback and was procured by Darrell Perkins. Is Taylor a QB? Signing Day presser is in an hour and what does that mean to the QB position at UConn?

If Taylor is a quarterback it is hard to fathom the Huskies taking 3 QBs in one class. Where does that leave Lagow?

Here’s the 24 person class. Besides Taylor, the other surprise is Michael Boland, a defensive tackle from Dunmore, Pa. the other commit that has gone MIA is Javon Summers, a wide receiver out of New Jersey.

I was at TE Tommy Myers of Coventry and DE Cole Ormsby of Windsor’s signing day events and will have something up on each. First impressions? Myers is a big guy at 6-4, 240-pounds and is incredibly athletic. he might play right away out of necessity.  Ormsby? Very tall and long, reminds me a bit of former Huskies DE Lindsey Witten. He also almost broke my hand with a handshake.

Here is UConn’s class.

The following is a list of the high school seniors that signed Letters of Intent.

Name  Pos.     Height Weight            Hometown/High School

Boland, Michael       DT       6-5          265         Dunmore, Pa./Dunmore

Boyle, Tim               QB      6-4          215         Middlefield, Conn./Xavier

Britton, Chris           LB       6-3          210         Harrisburg, Pa./Harrisburg

Fatukasi, Foley         DT       6-4          280         Far Rockaway, N.Y./Beach Channel

Fuchs, Jordan           TE       6-5          220         Malvern, N.Y./Christ the King

Hadley, Javon          CB       5-11        170         Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto

Holines, Sha-ki         DE       6-3          255         Springfield, Mass./Commerce

Hopkins, Thomas     OT       6-6          300         Hawthorne, N.Y./Westlake

Jasudowich, Cory    LB       6-2          227         North Branford, Conn./Cheshire Academy

Joseph, Junior           LB       6-1          243         Sinking Springs, Pa./Wilson Westlawn

Lemelle, Brian          WR      5-11        175         Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt

Lucas, Thomas         CB       6-2          185         Silver Springs, Md./Paint Branch

Marriner, Joshua       RB       5-9          188         Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch

Myers, Thomas         TE       6-5          237         Coventry, Conn./Coventry

Ormsby, Cole           DE       6-4          235         Windsor, Conn./Windsor

Schafenacker, Kyle  OG      6-4          285         Cooper City, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas

Stapleton, Cameron DE       6-4          225         Staten Island, N.Y./Poly Prep Country Day

Stevens, Jalen           DE       6-4          220         Goose  Creek, S.C./Goose Creek

Taylor, Kivon           QB      6-5          196         Atlanta, Ga./Grady

Thompson, Quinn    TE       6-5          225         Edinboro, Pa./General McLane

Walsh, Matthew       FB       6-0          225         Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand

Wright, Chasz          OT       6-7          285         Woodbridge, Va./Hylton

 

The following is a list of student-athletes that enrolled at UConn for the spring 2013 semester.

 

Name                       Pos.     Height    Weight   Hometown/High Schoool/Prep

Bradley, Dhameer    WR      5-10        175         New Castle, DE/Red Lion Christian Academy/

                                                                           Eastern Chrisian Academy (MD)

Thomas, Noel           WR      6-1          183         Norwalk, Conn./St. Luke’s School