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UConn inks five 2020 recruits during February period of National Signing Day

The Huskies brought in some defensive help to round out their 2020 class.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

Against all odds, another class of 18-and-19-year-olds have chosen to spend the next four years of their football careers at UConn under Randy Edsall. With 25 players departing (so far) this offseason, UConn signed the maximum-allowed 25 total incoming freshman, with five of them signing their National Letters of Intent today.

Here’s a rundown of UConn’s five signees in the final signing period. You can read about the first 20, who signed in the early signing period in December, here.

Durante Jones

6-foot-2, 170 lbs - Linebacker - Atlanta, Georgia

The highest-rated player in UConn’s class of 2020 per Rivals, and the second-highest-rated player in the class per 247 sports. Jones had offers from Boston College, UAB and Syracuse as a senior at Mays High School in Atlanta, before he was ultimately convinced to join UConn by defensive coordinator Lou Spanos.

Tui Faumina-Brown

6-foot-3, 215 lbs - Linebacker - Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Rated a two-star recruit by Rivals, and played tight end in addition to linebacker at Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Brown had 45 tackles, three sacks and an interception for Gateway last year en route to the 5A state title.

Tre Wortham

6-foot-1, 185 lbs - Defensive Back - Stockton, California

UConn’s third junior college transfer of the 2020 class, from Delta College in Stockton. Wortham has the potential to contribute immediately, given the state of UConn’s secondary. He garnered 74 tackles, six tackles for loss, six interceptions and 14 pass break-ups in two years before coming to UConn.

Devontae Houston

5-foot-10, 170 lbs - Athlete - Roanoke, Alabama

Although listed as a running back by UConn, the third of this class, Houston plays multiple positions on both offense and defense. Houston’s high school numbers are eye-popping, outshining the fact that he was recruited mostly by low-level schools: He racked up 2,819 all-purpose yards and 33 touchdowns in his senior year.

Remon Young

6-foot-2, 255 lbs - Offensive Lineman - Moultrie, Georgia

Young will play as center for the Huskies, bolstering a position group that lost a lot through the transfer portal.