UConn football received commitments from a pair of players from the class of 2021 this past week, as defensive lineman Pryce Yates and running back Maxwell Modeste became the second and third commits, respectively, this cycle.
All glory to the man above... #Bleedblue@RALeo1974 @craig__owen @BNHSFOOTBALL09 @coachkyleweiss pic.twitter.com/eLk8rBswhg— Maxwell Modeste™ (@Maxwell_modeste) May 19, 2020
Thank you to all my coaches, parents, and teammates that have helped me in my academic and athletic career. I’m more than excited to announce I am committing to the University of Connecticut. Go Huskies!! @Coach_Carrezola @COACHDOTT @RandyEdsall @UConnFootball pic.twitter.com/lytvQiwExx— Pryce Yates (@PryceYates) May 15, 2020
Yates and Modeste, in addition to UConn’s first 2021 commit Justin Cayenne, were heavily recruited by the service academies and Ivies, along with several other FCS schools.
Yates stands at 6’4”, 200 lbs. and plays offensive and defensive line at Reagan High School in San Antonio, but will likely play exclusively on the defensive side of the ball at UConn.
Modeste stands at 6’1”, 200 lbs., and appears to be a solid runner with a good downhill stride on his game tape. He was voted second-team All-District 5-6A last season after rushing for 636 yards and eight touchdowns in seven games while averaging 5.8 yards per carry.
UConn still has plenty of work to do for the class of 2021, but three commits during a time when high schoolers are barred from visiting campus seems like a solid start for Randy Edsall and his staff in this recruiting period.
From the same high school as Modeste, offensive/defensive lineman Femi Sakiri has now also announced his commitment to UConn for the class of 2021. Like the duo who committed before him, FCS schools and Ivies showed Sakiri interest before he eventually announced his intentions to attend UConn.
Blessed to announce my commitment ⚪️ #HU2K1ES #bleedblue— Femi Sakiri (@femisakiri58) May 21, 2020
@RALeo1974 @Ram_Hart @BNHSFOOTBALL09 @UConnFootball @UConn_OLCoach @RandyEdsall @CoachCEdsall @simplyCoachO pic.twitter.com/4i4wCUieCc
This brings UConn’s total up to three, with around 20 more spots to fill in order to reach the size of a typical recruiting class.