Though the UConn Huskies did not have a lot of success in the secondary, there definitely were numbers and some promising young talents. But with Jamar Summers, Tre Bell, and Anthony Watkins graduating, that depth is weaker after redshirt sophomores John Robinson IV and Aaron Garland announced that they will be transferring.
Robinson announced his decision via Twitter on Wednesday.
When one door closes another one will open ‼️ pic.twitter.com/oyJhrRAMVW— John Robinson IV (@JohnnyRobIV) December 6, 2017
Garland made his announcement on Friday, also on Twitter.
Thank you.. pic.twitter.com/X7Me3CPc1r— Aaron Garland (@AaronGarland26) December 8, 2017
Robinson spent most of the season on Randy Edsall’s two-deep but did miss two weeks as he was suspended after being arrested for DUI. He played in all 12 games in 2016 and had seven tackles. The New Jersey native played in just five games in 2017 and had two tackles.
Garland also spent time on the two-deep this season. He made one tackle in 12 games in 2016. A Chicago native who was a three-star recruit, Garland didn’t register a tackle in nine games in 2017.
Edsall and Billy Crocker have five commitments as of now for the secondary in 2018 so that will help reestablish the depth. But now, a secondary which gave up a lot of yards last year will have to grow quickly as a unit.