What do Chris Lee, Matthew Pert, and Jordan Holman all have in common? They are all two star recruits, all have ideal size for their position, and they are all two-sport stars in high school. UConn may have gotten some solid under the radar recruits here.
Chris Lee, TE
At 6-foot-7, 260 pounds Lee fits into the profile of prospect that Bob Diaco and his staff have been going after.The two-sport athlete who plays for Severna Park High School in Maryland should be a formidable red-zone threat in the coming years. He had no other official offers, but there was interest in the two-star recruit from Rutgers, Maryland and Navy. He is currently a tight end, though it is believed he will move over to tackle.
Lee's recruitment started in April when Coach Wayne Lineburg made a visit to speak with his coach and watch some game film. After visiting in mid-June, Lee was impressed with the infectious energy of Coach Diaco and his staff and the family environment which they have created there.
UConn was also just a very attractive place for the young prospect. Lee absolutely loved the football facilities and campus and also holds UConn's academic reputation in high regard. He is considering studying physics, engineering or business. Like all Diaco commits he his tough, hardworking and brings the right character profile needed to help turn this program around.
Matthew Peart, OT
Matthew Peart, a 6-foot-8, 265 offensive tackle from Byfield, MA verbally committed to UConn on November 12th. Peart plays defense as well, but projects as a blind side protector at the next level. He is currently rated 2-stars by Rivals.com and had one other offer from Albany.
Peart is a very talented athlete who is underrated as a football prospect because of his lack of experience (He has only been playing for three years). He is the starting center on the basketball team so it is believed he has the requisite athleticism to man the tackle position even though he plays for a run-heavy offense. Peart will need time to learn the game and add weight to his frame before he is likely to see any time on the field. Regardless, He has ideal size for the tackle position and the Huskies can use all the help they can get. Pert has a chance to be a major contributor down the road.
Zordan Holman, TE
Holman is a 6-foot-6, 235lb. prospect who plays defensive end and tight end for Cheverus High in Portland, Maine. 247 Sports has him rated as a 2-star prospect, and he's expected to play tight end at UConn. He received his scholarship offer after a visit last spring, according to an interview with Rivals. Zordan had been in talks with a number of schools in the area but his only other scholarship offer was from Maine.
Something to get really excited about Holman is that he is a jiu-jitsu world champion. In reading about the sport in that article it sounds like some of those skills may translate to the football field.