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UConn Football Recruiting: First two commitments come in

Two players who were offered this week become the first members of UConn's Class of 2016.

Bob Diaco and the Huskies have their first commitment for the Class of 2016.
Bob Diaco and the Huskies have their first commitment for the Class of 2016.
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UConn is no longer among the handful of FBS programs without a 2016 commit.

The Huskies received a verbal commitment from 3-star (Rivals and 247Sports) Virginia quarterback Donovan Williams Thursday, making him the first addition to Bob Diaco's Class of 2016.

Williams' decision comes two days after picking up an offer from the Huskies. UConn made the move at Williams despite his commitment to James Madison. Williams verbally committed to the FCS program May 5.

Before committing to James Madison, Williams also had offers from Fordham, Delaware, William and Mary, and Richmond. Penn State, Maryland, Florida State, Virginia and Rutgers, among others, also showed interest.

The Huskies continue to stock up on quarterbacks. Williams will join Tim Boyle, Tyler Davis, Garrett Anderson and Bryant Shireffs on Diaco's team in 2016.

UPDATE: 6/19 - Glastonbury WR Keyion Dixon commits to UConn

Keyion Dixon plays quarterback at Glastonbury High School in Connecticut. The 6-foot-3 athlete had offers from Temple and UMass. He received his offer from UConn after camping there on Wednesday. He is the second commitment for the Class of 2016, and will play wide receiver at UConn. He reports a 4.54 40-yard dash on Hudl, not surprising for a track star.

Quarterbacks moving to wide receiver bring a strong understanding of how an offense is run and someone with the size and speed of Dixon can be an absolutely dangerous receiver. UConn did a good job landing this talented in-state prospect.

Get your first look at Williams and Dixon in their highlight videos below: