The first addition is quarterback Mike Beaudry, a graduate transfer from Division II West Florida. He led the Argonauts to the Division II national championship during his first season of play in 2017. That year, he threw for 3,215 yards and 29 touchdowns to just 13 interceptions while completing 55 percent of his passes.
Beaudry missed this past season with a foot injury and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining with UConn. He is expected to be the top candidate to replace David Pindell under center for the Huskies next season, though he will be competing with redshirt sophomore Marvin Washington, redshirt freshman Steve Krajewski and incoming freshman Zack Zergiotis.
UConn’s other commitment came from Kevens Clercius, a wide receiver out of Dalbe-Viau Secondary School in Montreal, Canada. Listed at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, Clercius is rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals. He is the 18th member of UConn’s 2019 recruiting class, which will be finalized on National Signing Day on Wednesday.