Someone famous once said, “the waiting is the hardest part.” While UConn football waits to see what its future will hold, Randy Edsall is busy readying his team for the upcoming season. With less than a month to go until training camp, two more pieces to the 2019 football roster have been added.
First up there’s kicker Sean Young, coming as a graduate transfer from Florida International University. Young committed following his visit and finished eighth among FBS players with an 81.4 touchback percentage last year. Certainly a welcome addition, considering UConn finished 91st among 130 FBA teams in touchback percentage in 2018.
As you recall, UConn’s 2018 kicker Michael Tarbutt transferred out this past offseason. Young will jump into a three-way battle for the first-team job with the likes of freshman Henry Westermann as well as redshirt freshman Clayton Harris and Noah Iden. Eden likely has the leg up (pun intended), given his appearance in four games last season.
The Huskies also added junior college safety Diamond Harrell, formerly of Los Angeles Valley College. At 6-foot-3, his height makes him a perfect mold of hybrid that can help against both the run and pass. For reference, that’s roughly the size of former UConn football standout Obi Melifonwu, currently plying his trade for the defending champion New England Patriots.