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National Signing Day: Hashemi, Bloom and Rodrick Sign

UConn football receives its first three letters in what figures to be a busy National Signing Day.


UConn has received its first three commitments of the day. Here's a quick look at some of the new members of this year's recruiting class.

Steve Hashemi

Hashemi, who is a two-star offensive tackle from Trumbull, Conn., was the first player to return his letter of intent this morning. Hashemi played his high school ball at St. Joseph's High School, and according to Rivals, UConn is the only school who gave him an offer.

Hashemi stands at 6-foot-6 and weighs 265 pounds, and if you are a Rivals subscriber you can see a video of his highlights here, and more on Hudl here.

Alec Bloom

Bloom is a two-star tight end from Ligonier, Pa., and coming in at 6-foot-7, 245 pounds, he will be a big target who could prove to be a valuable addition to an offense that could use a little more depth at the tight end position.

The Ligonier Valley standout reportedly caught 45 passes for 830 yards in his senior year, including 12 touchdowns receptions. He also reportedly rushed on occasion, and was also a contributor on defense and special teams. Bloom chose UConn over Colgate, Lafayette and Lehigh, and also received interest from Penn State, Pittsburgh and Rutgers as well.

Tom Rodrick

Rodrick is a two-star inside linebacker from Leicester, Mass., and he is the No. 7 ranked prospect in Massachusetts, according to Rivals. He chose UConn over UMass and Rhode Island, and also garnered interest from Maryland and Villanova.

At 6-foot-3, 238 pounds, Rodrick led his team in tackles (92) and led Central Mass. in sacks (14). He also contributed offensively, recorded 437 yards and eight touchdowns at fullback. Over the offseason, Rodrick recorded a 40-yard dash time of 4.57 seconds, and according to his coach he will be the first player in school history to play FBS football.