With the new early signing period just days away, UConn football has hit the recruiting trail hard as they’ve pulled in a pair of commitments in the past week: DL Lwal Ugauk and DB Keyshawn Paul.
Ugauk was the first to commit, announcing his decision on December 13.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound lineman hails from Edmonton, Canada where he played at Harry Ainlay School. He will be the fifth Canadian player on UConn’s roster, joining Hergy Mayala, Michael Tarbutt, Sheridan Lawley and Philippe Okounam. Ugauk is rated as a 2-star prospect by Rivals and also held an offer from Fresno State.
Florida defensive back Keyshawn Paul announced his commitment late Sunday night.
A native of Miami, FL, Paul played cornerback in high school but will likely be playing multiple positions for Billy Crocker’s 3-3-5 defense. Listed at 6-foot, 178 pounds, Paul is also rated a 2-star prospect by Rivals. UConn was his only FBS offer.
With Ugauk and Paul, the Huskies’ class of 2018 now features 21 verbal commits. New this year is an early signing period on Dec. 20 where players can sign their National Letter of Intent before National Signing Day in February. It gives the players more security from having a scholarship offer pulled late in the process while coaches are less vulnerable to players flipping.