2020 Recruiting Thread

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Saquon's little bro Ali Barkley visited UConn football this week. Nice.

He's 5'11 and 195lbs already and attends Whitehall HS in just outside of Allentown PA. Not clear what his offer list might be just yet. He did visit Buffalo recently and has interest from Penn St and Temple. I am sure he will have many offers when its all said and done.

Pat on the back for Edsall's recruiting crew who seem to really have settled into a system this winter. Lots of visits. And a lot more kids coming in from PA which is very good to see.



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Good to see Randy mining the usual PA and Canadian turf. Those areas seem to fit his style and network.
Yeah, time to dial back that Texas effort a wee bit and put it back into PA. We went hard after many recruits in Texas the past two years only to end up 1st bridesmaid on several that were at our P6 level.
 
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Yeah, time to dial back that Texas effort a wee bit and put it back into PA. We went hard after many recruits in Texas the past two years only to end up 1st bridesmaid on several that were at our P6 level.
I never understood it. With financial constraints just not a smart area to recruit. Love that they seem to be refocusing I’m closer areas like PA.
 
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Yeah, time to dial back that Texas effort a wee bit and put it back into PA. We went hard after many recruits in Texas the past two years only to end up 1st bridesmaid on several that were at our P6 level.
I never understood it. With financial constraints just not a smart area to recruit. Love that they seem to be refocusing I’m closer areas like PA.
I'd much rather recruit Texas than California and Nevada as they did in recent past. Even after the top talent has been picked through - there are quite a few kids in Texas w/ talent that UConn needs. We should not be wandering west of Texas unless a kid/coach comes looking for us.

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2020 UConn Offer List:
  1. Jadin Dottin (WR/DB) - Suffield Academy CT via Arlington High School, Arlington MA
  2. Julian Fleming (WR/DB) - Southern Columbia Area High School, Catawissa, PA
  3. Jalen Berger (RB/WR) - Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey New Jersey
  4. Eamonn Dennis (RB/ATH) - St John High School, Shrewsbury MA
  5. Dominic Busby (TE) - Seton Hall Prep, West Orange New Jersey
  6. Evan Simon (QB) - Manheim Central High School, Manheim PA
  7. Cam Large (TE/DE) - Pomfret CT attending Nobles and Greenough School Dedham, MA
  8. Elijah Yelverton (TE) - Bishop Dunne High School, Dallas Texas
  9. Javonte Kinsey (WR) - Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville Florida
  10. Kyjuan Herndon (Athlete) - Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville Florida
  11. Tyler Berrong (LB) - Atlantic High School, Port Orange Florida
  12. Ta'Chawn Brooks (OL) Dutch Fork High School, Irmo South Carolina
  13. Tyrik McDaniel (DB/WR) - Dutch Fork High School, Irmo South Carolina
  14. DiMarco Johnson (DB) - Dutch Fork High School, Irmo South Carolina
  15. Ja’Quinden Jackson (QB) - Duncanville High School, Duncanville Texas
  16. Jaden Hullaby (RB) - Bishop Dunne High School, Dallas Texas
  17. Nick Dawkins (OL/DL) - Parkland High School, Allentown PA
  18. Tyler Van Dyke (QB) - Glastonbury, CT attending Suffield Academy
  19. Cornelius Forrest Jr (TE/DE) - Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville Florida
  20. Justin Barron (Athlete) - West Hartford, CT attending Suffield Academy
  21. Jay Brunelle (WR) - St John’s High School, Shrewsbury MA
  22. Donte Kent (WR/DB/Athlete) - Harrisburg High School, Harrisburg PA
  23. Shane Calhoun (TE/H-Back) - Creekside High School, St John’s Florida
  24. Tyree Saunders (WR) - First Coast High School, Jacksonville Florida
  25. Caleb Fauria (TE/WR) - Bishop Feehan High School, North Attleboro MA
  26. Jah Joyner (DE/OLB) - Danbury High School, Danbury CT
  27. Justin Brown (RB/Slot) - Half Hallows West High School,Dix Hills NY
  28. Garth Barclay (DL/OL) - York Suburban High School, York PA
  29. Dexter Rentz (DB/WR/Ath) - Ocoee High School, Ocoee Florida
  30. Marvin Scott (RB) - Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange Florida (Wake Forest Commit 3/12/19>Decommit 3/12/19))
  31. Micheal Holmes (DB/WR) - Jean Ribault High School, Jacksonville Florida
  32. Steven Mahar (TE/DE) - Aquinas Institute of Rochester, Rochester NY
  33. Cullen Coleman (LB) - Rye Country Day School, Rye NY
  34. Blake Smith (TE/QB) - Southlake Carroll High School, Southlake Texas.
  35. Drew Pyne (QB) - New Canaan High School, New Canaan CT (Notre Dame Commit 4/16/18)
  36. Tre Williams (DT/DE) - St John College High School, Washington DC (Clemson Commit 1/26/19)
  37. Curtis Jacobs (WR/DB) - McDonogh High School, Owings Mills Maryland (PennState Commit 2/2/19)
  38. Jeff Sims (QB) - Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville Florida (FSU Commit 2/3/19)
 
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I'd much rather recruit Texas than California and Nevada as they did in recent past. Even after the top talent has been picked through - there are quite a few kids in Texas w/ talent that UConn needs. We should not be wandering west of Texas unless a kid/coach comes looking for us.

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Another factor is Texas is in the AAC footprint with SMU and Houston, plus Tulsa, Memphis and Tulane are relatively nearby. So parents can drive to see their kids play.
 
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Agree to disagree on the Texas recruiting front. We are not a national program right now, and we need to maximize resources. I say it all the time but really focus on Florida, PA, New Jersey, Ohio, and pockets in Virginia. Obviously New England too. Limitless
Athletic Budget? Recruit everywhere.
 

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