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Top-rated Canadian quarterback Jonathan Sénécal leaves UConn

The highly-rated Hab will attend college closer to home following the cancellation of UConn’s season.

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With how the United States has handled the coronavirus pandemic so far in 2020, it seems like a no-brainer for a highly-rated Canadian prospect to avoid our country like the plague (get it?). That’s exactly the path quarterback Jonathan Sénécal will take as he will transfer to the University of Montreal, according to 3 Down Nation.

Sénécal committed to UConn as a dual-threat quarterback in June 2019 and was an early-enrollee. He played spring ball with the Huskies and was expected to compete for the starting job before the school canceled its fall season due the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Sénécal, this was a large factor in his decision.

“The pandemic and the cancellation of the season by the Huskies team made me think, the context is not at all the same as when I announced my decision,” Sénécal told 3 Down Nation. “It made less sense for me to study off campus and not have the experience of playing football in the United States. After some thought, I felt it was better to come back to my family.”

It’s an unfortunate situation all around, but it definitely seems like the youngster’s heart is in the right place.

With Sénécal out of the picture, the UConn quarterback room is looking mighty familiar. Jack Zergiotis now returns as the presumed starter, backed up by the old stand-byes: redshirt sophomore Steven Krajewski, redshirt junior Micah Leon and redshirt freshman Miles Foerster.

With UConn’s season over before it began and the rest of the fall sports slate canceled, there are more questions than answers about the future: Will there even be a college football season in 2021? Will college football as we know it even exist? Whatever happens, The UConn Blog will be here to cover it.