Joe D'Ambrosio and Andy Gresh started a sports talk radio show last year to bring a unique perspective to the airwaves at the intersection of the New York and Boston sports scene here in Connecticut. Given that Joe is the voice of UConn sports, they also discuss a healthy dose of Husky athletics. To that end, they were kind enough to invite me on today at around 4:10 p.m. to chat about the incoming UConn Football recruiting class.
With college football's national signing day coming this Wednesday, UConn Football will be welcoming around 20 new players, including preferred walk-ons and transfers, to the program. The 2016 class appears to be one of the better ones in recent memory though we obviously won't know for sure until a few years from now.
Through our work with Rivals on UConn Report, I've covered this recruiting class more closely than anyone probably should, speaking with most of the current Husky commitments before they made their verbal along with a number of players who chose to go elsewhere as well. I've seen many of these players either at Rivals regional camps, all-star games (such as the New York vs. New England Challenge- where UConn commits Tahj Herring, Keyion Dixon, and Tyler Coyle participated), or across the high school season and have had a chance to evaluate them against players who ended up at schools such as Tennessee, Stanford, Michigan, Ohio State, Duke, all the way down the spectrum to Division II or III.
It should be a good conversation and a great primer for our coverage throughout Wednesday, hope you check it out!