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UConn football lands dual-threat quarterback Christopher Calhoun II as first commitment in class of 2022

Based on head coach Randy Edsall’s recent social media posts, he likely won’t be the last commitment the Huskies gain this week.

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UConn football secured its first commitment from the class of 2022 on Wednesday afternoon, quarterback Christopher Calhoun II from Jacksonville, Florida.

The announcement came shortly after head coach Randy Edsall sent out one of his usual recruiting announcement tweets, which seemed to forecast more commitments to follow.

Calhoun is a dual-threat quarterback from Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He has good size for a mobile thrower at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, and can damage defenses with a quick first step, but also has a textbook release from the pocket as well as rolling out.

Calhoun held an offer from Bowling Green before deciding to take his impressive pedigree to Storrs. The quarterback was his conference’s offensive player of the year, with 1200 yards passing and 934 yards on the ground, with 20 all-purpose touchdowns in eight games.

Edsall and co. have been busy on the recruiting trail in the Jacksonville area in recent years, signing a pair of northeast Florida players in the class of 2021, receiver Christopher Johnson and edge rusher Langston Hardy.

Based on Edsall’s semi-cryptic tweet, expect more commitments to trickle in this week.