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UConn Football Adds First Four Commitments in Class of 2020

The Huskies’ have been on fire on the recruiting trail.

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One of the more exciting aspects of following a program in full rebuild mode (besides a series with Duke) is tracking the talent coming down the pipeline. Head Coach Randy Edsall gave UConn football fans something to look forward to last night, after landing his first two commits of the 2020 class.

On Monday, Florida natives Marques Alexander of St. Petersburg, Florida and Alfred Chea of Jacksonville both committed to UConn on Twitter within hours of each other. According to the Hartford Courant, both players visited campus this past weekend, and clearly came away with a lasting impression. Alexander was a two-way player in high school, playing defensive back and tight end. Both players offer similar builds (6’2”), and the prototypical makeup of Edsall’s DBs.

UConn beat out some respectable suitors for both players’ talents. Alexander’s other offers include Georgia Tech and Southern Mississippi, while Chea had an extensive list from South Florida, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, and Southern Miss, among others.

Here’s to hoping the Huskies unearthed two more Byron Jones’ or Obi Melifonwu’s.


UPDATE

Edsall tweeted the UConn block-C symbol three times on Saturday, and now we know why.

UConn picked up its third 2020 recruit in as many days, netting Quebec native and quarterback Jonathan Sénécal, who currently plays at Collège André-Grasset in Montreal.

This is the second Canadian quarterback UConn has added recently, along with incoming freshman Jack Zergiotis. The Canadian pipeline has been flowing lately for Edsall; the Huskies currently carry three players from Quebec on the roster.

Senecal will come in highly decorated north of the border. He is rated by the www.canadafootballchat.com as the No. 1 Canadian quarterback in the Class of 2020, and has been drawing rave reviews even with just two seasons as a starter.

UPDATE 2.0

Seriously Randy, can I live? The Huskies announced their fourth signing in three days earlier, with defensive back Reyan Black joining the fold last night. Blake hails from Loxahatchee, Florida, played his high school ball at Seminole Ridge High School and joined UConn over offers from Fordham, Holy Cross and Southern Mississippi. For those keeping score at home, that’s three Florida recruits and one Canadian in the past four days added to the 2020 class.