John F. Silver
Ormsby is a 6-3, 230-pound defensive end out of Windsor, the Class L runner-ups in Connecticut. He had 85 tackles and 17 sacks out of Windsor High last season. Windsor is one of the better football programs in the state and in the central Connecticut area and this is the first Windsor player since wide receiver Nollis DeWar in 2004 to come to UConn. The Warriors have two current NFL players as alums in Jacksonville defensive tackle Terrence Knighton and his former teammate in Redskins’ defensive tackle Chris Baker.
Ormsby had committed to UMass in June, so the Huskies came in late in the process and stole him away. Windsor is about 20 miles from Storrs and Rentschler Field in East Hartford is even closer, as Windsor is just north of Hartford.
One of Paul Pasqualoni’s goals was to improve in-state recruiting and five of UConn’s 20 commitments are from the Nutmeg State with Hand-Madison’s fullback Matt Walsh, Cheshire Academy linebacker Cory Jasudowich, Coventry tight end Tommy Myers and St. Luke’s Prep wide receiver and spring enrollee wide receiver Noel Thomas from New Canaan.
The Huskies did lose out on some of the top rated players with Manchester tight end Andrew Isaacs heading to Maryland and his teammate in linebgacker Marquis Little headed to Boston College. Xavier quarterback Tim Boyle is also headed to Boston College while Salisbury Prep offensive linemen Sadiq Olanrewaju is headed to Virginia.