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WR Tyraiq Beals Commits to UConn

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Beals becomes the seventh commit from New Jersey out of 16 in Bob Diaco's first full recruiting class

Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

Last night, the Huskies received a commitment from speedy receiver Tyraiq Beals, from East Orange, New Jersey. Beals also had interest from Rutgers, Temple, and Virginia.  The Huskies already had two receivers committed that are 6-foot-4 and over, in Frank Battle and Aaron McClean. But with Beales, the coaching staff appears to have added some speed to the future receiving corps, as on film Beales looks really quick.

You can see in the highlights his team runs a lot of bubble screens and fade routes to Beals when he is is one-on-one match-ups. The Huskies have added another offensive weapon, one who Diaco says could start as a freshman. Beals is currently leading the state of New Jersey in receiving yards, with 622 to go along with 8 touchdowns.

The Huskies also had another under the radar commitment from kicker Michael Tarbutt out of Buffalo, New York. Tarbutt wasn't too highly recruited by any other FBS schools but there are stories out there about him having a big leg. Currently, his record long kick is 52 yards, and he also has won the Eastern Showcase Camp KO competition in New Jersey.

Fans should also be on the look out for some other recruits that may be ready to make their commitment soon. Peter Firestone, a weakside defensive end is one of those recruits. He also has offers from Cincinnati, Cornell, Rutgers, North Carolina State, Temple, and Davidson.

Are you excited about the Huskies latest commitments? Do you think Diaco and his staff can land a four-star recruit this year?