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Huskies land 2021 quarterback Tyler Phommachanh

Randy Edsall makes a splash with a big in-state pickup.

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Randy Edsall and his staff continue to see success on the recruiting trail, adding a commitment from Tyler Phommachanh, a class of 2021 quarterback from Avon Old Farms. Phommachanh, a Stratford, Connecticut native, is rated as a 2-star recruit by 247Sports and chose his home-state Huskies over Army, Navy, UMass, Dartmouth and others.

At 6-feet, 185 pounds, Phommachanh is a true dual-threat quarterback who can make the throws in the pocket, but has enough awareness to know when to tuck and run for chunk yardage. His speed as a runner makes him a legit threat on run-pass option (RPO) plays, and he has enough body control to make tough throws on the run or off balance. This past season, he led his high school team to an 8-1 record and cemented himself as one of the top prospects in Connecticut.

Phommachanh will join a quarterback room in 2021 with Steven Krajewski and Jack Zergiotis leading the way as well as North Carolina State transfer Michah Leon, Canadian Jonathan Senecal and Massachusetts product Miles Foerster. While Phommachanh will likely be on the outside looking in to start in 2021, his skills as a runner differentiate him from the rest of the pack and might allow him to see the field right away in some capacity. If that’s the case, Phommachanh will have a chance to go head-to-head with his brother Taisun, who plays for Clemson and may be on the field when the Huskies visit Death Valley in 2021.