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- Feb 3, 2012
Ventine Richardson, 6'1'' walk on TE from Bloomfield CT that seem to be developing under this program and someone I thought might seem some snap next fall has decided to move on.
|47||Ventine Richardson||6-1||222||TE||Jr.||Bloomfield, Conn.||Bloomfield|
|80||Jayce Medlock||6-2||225||TE||So.||DeSoto, Texas||DeSoto|
|81||Jay Rose||6-3||248||TE||Sr.||Southington, Conn.||Southington|
|82||Brendan Heatherman||6-4||254||TE||Fr.||Stafford, Va.||Mountain View|
|83||Brandon Niemenski||6-5||215||TE||Fr.||Mountaintop, Pa.||Crestwood|
|85||Russell Dixon||6-2||206||TE||R-Fr.||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Saint Joe's Catholic|
|90||Tim O'Shea||6-4||230||TE||R-So.||Southington, CT||Southington||Wagner|
O'Shea transferred to Southern. A friend of mine that is close to Tim's family says a bunch of players aren't happy with the loss of the season, especially with other schools playing. I asked if the players really voted to cancel and now they're having 2nd thoughts, but he didn't know.Exit.4... . O Shea is definitely not on the team anymore.
I would imagine that none of the players aren’t happy with not playing this year- especially since other teams are playing. Quite frankly, if they weren’t upset I would be wondering about what type of players we have hereO'Shea transferred to Southern. A friend of mine that is close to Tim's family says a bunch of players aren't happy with the loss of the season, especially with other schools playing. I asked if the players really voted to cancel and now they're having 2nd thoughts, but he didn't know.
Agreed, although this entire roster log jam might not become obvious and meaningful to kids until August when new scholarship find themselves buried deep at camp and a wave of portal kids are astounded they had to drop to FCS to find homes for their grad campaigns.This year is going to be an odd year for college football and I would expect widespread roster movement. Why? Theoretically, college football rosters expand next year which means there will be less playing time than some kids expected. In addition, with rosters expanding, I would think it will be very difficult for walk ons to earn scholarships this year.
Agreed, although this entire roster log jam might not become obvious and meaningful to kids until August when new scholarship find themselves buried deep at camp and a wave of portal kids are astounded they had to drop to FCS to find homes for their grad campaigns.
Some of the kids leaving UConn might have "regerts."
Good Luck to Ventine. Looking forward to see Medlock's development. I think he has the best hands on the team.TE roster below - which should be revised to drop Richardson. I also heard O'Shea is no longer with the program, but haven't seen that verified anywhere.
Fall 2021 looks like a big dose or Rose, Medlock and Heatherman. I expect it will take all of 2021 for Niemenski to add the necessary bulk to meet his 6'5'' frame potential.
47 Ventine Richardson 6-1 222 TE Jr. Bloomfield, Conn. Bloomfield 80 Jayce Medlock 6-2 225 TE So. DeSoto, Texas DeSoto 81 Jay Rose 6-3 248 TE Sr. Southington, Conn. Southington 82 Brendan Heatherman 6-4 254 TE Fr. Stafford, Va. Mountain View 83 Brandon Niemenski 6-5 215 TE Fr. Mountaintop, Pa. Crestwood 85 Russell Dixon 6-2 206 TE R-Fr. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Saint Joe's Catholic 90 Tim O'Shea 6-4 230 TE R-So. Southington, CT Southington Wagner
I think he's got a legit shot... TE position is more about blocking so, if he's showing enough of that on tape, and can take the pass catching part to the next level over the course of the next year and change, he'll be OKWhat is the consensus on Rose getting NFL looks? I have always been impressed but honestly the moments where we are able to get him a good pass in space have been few and far between.