After enduring a month-long lull with limited UConn recruiting news, we got a few morsels of information on that front this week starting with the commitment of 2021 cornerback Malcolm “Mick” Bell.
Congrats big dawg! Can’t wait to see this dawg at the next level! @UConnFootball is getting a great one! @FootballNorthca #thenorthiscoming pic.twitter.com/tYkyCPOpGG— Larry Jusdanis (@coachbigdawg7) July 18, 2020
Canada has been a solid recruiting ground for Edsall and his staff who went back to the maple syrup well to pick up their new commit. The 6-2, 170 lb. speedster from Clarkson Football North in Ontario is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals and had offers from Eastern Michigan, UMass, and Minnesota.
Yessir— Malcolm Bell (@malcolm_mick) July 20, 2020
As UConn wins one commitment over a Big Ten school, another might be swooping in to grab one right back. Illinois extended an official offer to tight end Christopher Johnson from Jacksonville, Florida, the third highest-rated recruit in UConn’s 22nd class. The Huskies can weather a decommitment or two, but you could see more as the offseason rolls on. For now, UConn’s 2021 class is ranked 74th in the country with a long way to go before national signing day.
It seems like commitments are coming in bunches now, just like they were earlier in the summer. All-purpose athlete Deon McLean pledged his football future to UConn late Tuesday night, becoming the Huskies’ 12th commit for the class of 2021.
University of Connecticut* https://t.co/IryWKbETeh— Deon McLean (@Deon_Mclean3) July 23, 2020
McLean stands 6-0, 180 lbs, attended Lawrence High School in Lawrence, New Jersey, and plans on attending the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey for a post-graduate year. These are the kind of knotted webs you have to untangle on the recruiting beat.
McLean has played pretty much every position behind the line on defense in high school and his superior speed also came in handy on offense where he took snaps at wide receiver.
Show love to the senior season highlights ❤️❤️- https://t.co/N005qw2DqM— Deon McLean (@Deon_Mclean3) January 17, 2020
Commitments are confirmed to be coming in bunches as UConn football gained yet another in defensive back Kaleb Anthony out of McDonough, Georgia.
ALL GLORY TO GOD! @ELCAFootball @RecruitGeorgia @RandyEdsall @CoachASmith3 @UConnFootball pic.twitter.com/oGIIWWkmNn— PATIENCE (@thekalebanthony) July 24, 2020
Kaleb stands 6-1, 170 lbs and holds other offers from Air Force, Akron, South Alabama and Army. He is rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.