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UConn football nets pair of 2018 commits

The Huskies grabbed a pair of wide receivers, their first in the class.

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Late on Saturday night, UConn football received their sixth and seventh commitments in the class of 2018 to help bolster their offense.

Oneil Robinson and Heron Maurisseau, both wide receivers, each will be heading to Storrs after their senior seasons.

Robinson, a high school teammates of fellow UConn running back commit Khyon Gillespie at Capital Prep Magnet School, tweeted that he committed to the program.

Army was the only other FBS school to offer Robinson and he held in-state offers from FCS programs Sacred Heart and Central Connecticut State. Edsall and his staff offered Robinson on Friday and he took the day to mull it over, committing the following day.

Standing at 6-foot-3 and 177 pounds, Robinson could be a big target for UConn quarterbacks in the mold of Aaron McLean, who is two inches taller. He has room to fill into his frame and even add to his height with another year of high school still to go.

Maurisseau will come from St. Anthony’s out of Melville, New York, tweeting his commitment shortly before midnight.

Like Robinson, he was lightly recruited, with the Huskies giving him his only Division I offer according to Rivals.

Maurisseau is a smaller wide receiver at 5-foot-11, but he is listed at just seven pounds lighter than Robinson. He’s a similar size to Tyraiq Beals and could help fill his shoes upon graduation.