UConn football has added another recruit in the class of 2016, as WR Quayvon Skanes committed to UConn today, via Twitter.
Skanes is a 5-foot-9-inch, 156-pound receiver from Phillips Academy in Chicago. He is listed as a 3-star recruit (82 overall) by 247sports and Rivals.com. Skanes had offers from 12 other schools, including Central Michigan and Northwestern, who were in the hunt until the end. He is Bob Diaco's second wide receiver in the 2016 class. Glastonbury's Keyion Dixon committed last week.
Skanes is a good athlete who has the speed and quickness to create separation at the college level. Once he catches the ball, he is dangerous in the open field, as his small frame, paired with good elusiveness and speed, makes himdifficult to tackle. He still needs to work on his routes, along with adding more strength and size to his small frame to deal with the bigger athletes in the college game. He projects as a return man and slot receiver for the Huskies.
Although the Huskies return eight of nine receivers on their roster next year, a four-player receiving class will graduate in 2016, possibly opening the door for both Skanes and Dixon to make an impact.