UConn gained five new recruits from the class of 2020 this past week, bringing the Huskies up to 24 commits for 2020, a year where the incoming class will be with bolstering a team hit hard by transfers in the offseason.
Linebacker Tui Brown, athlete Devontae Houston, offensive lineman Remon Young, and defensive backs Tre Wortham and Durante Jones all committed to UConn for the 2020 season this past week.
Jones will land on campus as the highest-rated of this bunch and the second-highest of the entire class, a three-star recruit in the eyes of both Rivals and 247. Defensive coordinator Lou Spanos landed the defensive back from Mays High School in Atlanta, Georgia over Boston College, Syracuse and UAB among others, per 247.
Breaking: Atlanta (Ga.) Mays DB Durante Jones (@DuranteJ5) has committed to Connecticut. He had options, but on his visit over the weekend, he decided he wanted to be a Husky. @niketaq @Rivals @StorrsCentral Jones tells his story: https://t.co/x5gq9WHuJ5 pic.twitter.com/ToQ0FJjn8z— Chad Simmons (@ChadSimmons_) January 28, 2020
Brown hails from Monroeville, Pennsylvania and is rated a two-star recruit by Rivals, holding offers from Air Force, Ball State and Buffalo in addition to UConn. In addition to the defensive side of the ball, Brown also spent time at wide receiver, but was named to the 2019 Pennsylvania All-State team as a linebacker.
Houston, a Roanoke, Alabama native, will arrive at Storrs a speedy multi-position, three-sport athlete, playing both running back and defensive back in high school. Houston was also named to the Alabama All-State team in 2019.
Young has offers from mostly lower-level schools, hailing from Colquitt County, Georgia, and Wortham will become the Huskies second junior college transfer of the class.
After a great visit im blessed and excited to say that I have committed to UConn!! ⚪️ @gopackcoach @COACHDOTT @CoachCarswell @David_Windon @CCHSPackers @RandyEdsall @UConnFootball @CCPackersFball @Harris_DavidJ @CoachJDudley pic.twitter.com/Rq5Dm76BOD— remon_young (@YoungRemon) January 25, 2020
With these new recruits, 247 has the Huskies’ class ranked 111th in the nation and 11th in the AAC, leapfrogging Navy. Rivals has UConn 80th, good for 7th in the AAC. If it stands going into Signing Day on February 5, this would be the Huskies’ highest-rated class since 2013, a welcome sign given the turmoil surrounding the program as they head to FBS independence next season.