2020 Recruiting Thread

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Looking at the recruiting ratings we should have a decent class. What I can't figure is rivals has 1 3 star and 8 2 stars while ESPN has 7 and 2 and24/7 who is late in rating the future has 9 3 stars. How can rivals be so low?
Quick answer: Mike Farrell = Rivals.. nuff said...
 

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Looking at the recruiting ratings we should have a decent class. What I can't figure is rivals has 1 3 star and 8 2 stars while ESPN has 7 and 2 and24/7 who is late in rating the future has 9 3 stars. How can rivals be so low?

Rivals doesn't look at UConn recruits unless they have been offered by a Power Five conference. Just the way it is or you have a large paying customer base, which we don't
 
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Tyree Saunders decommitted from USF. Interesting to me Edsall started following him on Twitter well after he committed to USF. Don’t think he would have done that unless he knew Saunders was very likely to be coming back on the market. Saunders junior tape is strong, real playmaker.

Saunders is a Jacksonville kid - home of Matt Drayton and the FL place Randy and Corey seem to put a lot of effort into.
Jacksonville is his FL turf.
 
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>>Collin McCarthy, Jackson Memorial, DL, senior: Never heard of Collin McCarthy? You will. At a smidgen below 6-foot-6, attempting to pass in his direction is like throwing over a skyscraper. At 235 pounds -- up 30 from last season -- with an 80-inch wingspan, McCarthy will be able to out-leverage even the finest offensive linemen. Add in speed -- last year against Wall he blocked a punt and outran everyone for a TD that was called back -- and McCarthy has the potential to be one of New Jersey’s most-imposing defensive lineman in 2019. While he played predominately defensive end last year, opponents will need a GPS chip to keep track of him this fall. Jackson Memorial head coach Vin Mistretta said McCarthy, a UConn commit, will play every spot on the defensive line and create nightmarish mismatches. It will also make it more difficult for McCarthy to be double-teamed. Last season, McCarthy had 91 total tackles -- 46 for loss with 11 sacks. His goal for this season is to improve upon those totals.<<

While we’re @ it: Ready to Rise: 2019 Jackson Memorial Football Preview

>>...If McCarthy stood still in a park, pigeons would make him a permanent landing spot. This dude is chiseled like a granite statue but there’s nothing remotely stationary about his rate of activity on the gridiron. McCarthy finished the ‘18 season at 6-6, 205 pounds but checks in for his senior year at 6-7, 240 and with a commitment to UConn in the back pocket. Strong and imposing off the edge, it’s crazy to think but he is more than capable of exceding the impact he made a year ago when he counted a whopping 43 tackles for loss and a Shore Conference-leading 11 sacks among his 83 stops, earning First Team All-Shore for the production..

“He impresses me more and more everyday. UConn got a really good treasure,” said Jackson Memorial head coach Vin Mistretta. “He does everything right. If we blow a gap responsibility, he’s still taking up three gaps. He’s the cornerstone of the defense.”<<
 

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Jalen Madison had a nice tape last year at Brunswick playing RB. Seems to be genuinely interested in UConn. Maybe we offer after we see some senior tape.

 
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Robert Lewis Jr is a 5-11 175lb WR from Newton High School in Covington Georgia. Other offers Akron, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Troy, VaTech and WMU.

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UConn had originally offered Lewis back mid-May and followed it up w/ official offer in August. Big to get a kid w/ that offer list on campus.
 
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Probably a long shot given the offers he’s received since UConn offered on 4/2, but this tweet was liked by Corey Edsall
 
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According to Twitter looks like the staff has received a commitment? Anyone hearing anything?
 

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According to Twitter looks like the staff has received a commitment? Anyone hearing anything?
I think the signs indicate its likely Robert Lewis JR, the WR/CB from Newton GA who visited this past weekend. However, we are still waiting for someone to step up and confirm.
 
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