John F. Silver
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