Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by huskymedic, Nov 9, 2016.
UConn football team rebuilding recruiting relationships in Fairfield County
Pretty good article. Petroccio's comments about shutting staff out after P/GDL's firing just proves what most of is already knew and spoke about openly here. He can say what he wants about not letting a school back in his HS if they do his kids wrong yet you know damn well if Harbaugh gives one of his kids a raw deal he won't close the door to him.
There's a few young kids in the SWC and FCIAC that I'm excited about. You never really know how it's going to go from sophomore-junior-senior year but if this staff is around still it will be important to get in there. Glad to hear that the wounds are healing, even if the wounds shouldn't have been there in the first place.
Like a lot of things in life... It's all about building and maintaining relationships. Cycling through staffs can make it harder.
There is talent in the State, not dozens and dozens and not enough to build a program around,but D1 level talent none the less. We just can't develop tunnel-vision based on zip-code.
Yes, good article....the kind of topical reporting that has become uncommon.
It's wrong when the coaches make themselves the story. What about the kids?
Couldn't agree more. Unfortunately HS football coaches are a special breed living in their own mini SEC dreamscape of the mind.
PP didn't get it done here.
UConn gave him a shot and he didn't get it done. Period.
How is UConn to blame. CT Coaches have to get over it unless they know something we don't
I'm pretty sure your thinking of the scumbag at New Canaan.
It really depends on the staff. Some guys are out there for the right reason; the kids. Other guys are out there to stroke their ego. Some are there for both.
Oh he was the main one I was thinking of..BUT read the quotes from Petroccio in the article and you will see why I wrote what I wrote.
not all coaches are
“It was unfortunate what happened to Coach Pasqualoni,” Staples coach Marce Petroccio said.
This is all you need to know about the mentality of Fairfield County HS coaches! SMH
Did these guys even watch the games? I know we did but apparently they were too busy to bother.
Not impressed with Fairfield County football to say it mildly. Part of good recruiting is to also take away players others in your conference covet.
Crony capitalism in football form. A bunch of self-important old paisans who wish UConn was back in I-AA whose only leverage is the 2-3 good players who come through their program every year through the luck of geography/economy/population. When they got these jobs it was the equivalent of being born on third base and thinking they hit a triple. Can't wait for these guys to retire and get people in these jobs who are familiar with the modern structure of football.
Meh most of these guys are the best coaches in CTHSFB. The coaching actually keeps getting worse and the good ones keep leaving. See Marinan and Fillipone.
Doesn't mean they know what's going on in regards to college athletics though.
The issue is they play games in Connecticut or at least some coaches. The wanted UConn to show interest in a player/players so they could get looks elsewhere. Stupid game but a number of coaches play it and why UConn has missed out on some of the best players in the state.
I think the coaching staff needs to spend more time in Pa and NJ in all honesty and of course some time in the Sunshine state.
We always seem to get on Connecticut kids late. I don't know if that's strategic or what but we lose a lot of guys because they think UConn is treating them like a backup plan
Petroccio was our D coordinator in Cheshire in the early/mid-90's. He had personal ties with Pasqualoni and of course Addazzio. He and there crew will be a hard sell.
isn't he at Staples? Didn't we recruit a kid from there this year?
Yup and yup. Ryan Fitton.
Would like to see coaching staff recruiting in NYC area harder. While Jersey football is obviously better, there are some good football players there and being so close should almost treat it as extension of Connecticut. As terrible as Pasqualoni was he was starting to make inroads in NYC as on this year's roster Fatukasi and Stapleton are from the city and Mikal Myers and Hopkins are from surrounding area and last year Junior Lee was from city and all were Pasqualoni recruits.. Peart is from the Bronx but he was recruited from his Massachusetts prep school. While Cuse and Rutgers continue to hit city hard does not seem like much of a priority to Diaco.
This surprised me a bit...he was extremely successful recruiting NYC and NJ when he was at ND.
Davis is from Long Island and I would consider that as close as Westchester distance wise +/- (Hopkins) but I agree it should be an "extension" of CT. They've made runs @ kids just haven't been able to get them to Storrs.
Last few classes:
Thomas Holley (DT) - Abraham Lincoln - Brooklyn NY (Florida Commit)
Jay Hayes ((DT) - Brooklyn Poly Prep School - Brooklyn NY (ND Commit)
Curtis Samuel (RB) - Erasmus Hall - Brooklyn NY (tOSU Commit)
Mustafa Davis (WR) - Hackley School - Tarrytown NY (UPenn Commit)
Qaadir Sheppard (OLB) - Iona Prep, New Rochelle NY (Syracuse Commit 12/18/14)
Austrian Robinson (DE) - Manhatten NY>Trinity Pawling School, Pawling New York (Ole Miss Commit 2/4/15)
Ray Marten (TE/DE/FB - Brooklyn Poly Prep School - Brooklyn NY (BC Commit 6/5/15)
Elias Reynolds (OLB/SS) - Brooklyn Poly Prep School, Brooklyn NY (Rutgers Commit 6/3/15>Decommit 11/29/15>Pitt commit 1/23/16)
Ahmed Bah (WR) - Grand Street Campus High School, Brooklyn NY (Rutgers Commit 6/5/15>Decommit 12/8/15>ReCommit 2/3/16)
Taysir Mack (WR) - Grand St Campus High School, Brooklyn NY (Rutgers Commit 6/5/15>Decommit>Indiana Commit 2/4/16)
Isaiah Wilson (OL) Brooklyn Poly Prep, Brooklyn, NY
Jack Coan (PS QB) - Sayville High School, Sayville New York (Wisconsin Commit 3/24/16)
Ethan Wiederkehr (DE/TE) - Shoreham Wading River High School, Shoreham NY (Northwestern Commit 6/13/16)
Cameron Jordan (WR/DB) - Hills West High School, Dix Hills NY (Syracuse Commit 6/26/16)
Olakunle Fatukasi (OLB) - Grant Street Campus School, Brooklyn, NY (Rutgers Commit 6/28/16)
Matt Jones (DT) - Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn NY
Jeremy Ruckert (WR/TE/LB) – Lindenhurst High School, Lindenhurst, NJ
Messiah Swinson (DE/TE) – Long Island Lutheran High School, Glen Head NY
Qadir White (OT) - Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx NY
Didn't they offer the kid who plays QB at Fordham Prep?
Don't believe Valecce has an offer yet. But I did miss the kid White from yesterday. Corrected above.
Forgot about Davis and has made offers while some were for big recruits (Samuel, Hayes) that did not have much of a chance but have not closed on too many 2-3 star types. Probably from connections from Cuse days and having Wholley who was a very good recruiter covering area they were more successful landing kids even including couple of de-commits (Fuchs and Ogundeko). We had were even late offering Fatusaki's brother. Maybe Diaco feels there are not RKG's in NYC but we should not be a stretch to expect get 1-2 guys a year from there.
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