June 25, 2010

WR Reddish a top priority

Brandon Reddish is one of the top wide receiver prospects from the state of New York in recent memory and UConn is one of the schools that is heavily involved. Can the Huskies win the recruiting battle for Reddish, or will another school win out?

UConnReport.com spoke with the 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect over the weekend and the rising senior from Brooklyn (N.Y.) Fort Hamilton spoke about the recruiting process in great length.

"I haven't visited (anybody) this summer yet but I'm gonna start going to some camps," Reddish explained. "I'm going to Penn State, Syracuse, Rutgers and I think Virginia, plus some others that I forgot. Those will all be (for) camps."

Maryland, West Virginia, Penn State, Boston College, Virginia, Rutgers and Syracuse, in addition to UConn, have offered scholarships to Reddish, and his stock has really taken off over the past couple of months. When did the Huskies first get involved with Reddish?

"I think (they offered) either the beginning of this month (June) or the end of last month (May)," he said. "I've spoken to coach (Jonathan) Wholley a few times I'd say. They've told me the school is gonna speak for itself. They just want me to visit and talk to them. I haven't met all the coaches yet but coach Wholley was nice. I met him in person one time."

Reddish said UConn is "probably" a school he will be visiting down the road but did not make any guarantees. That may sound rather noncommittal but it shouldn't be cause for alarm, as Reddish was adamant that he has no favorites yet and has eliminated no schools.

"I have no favorites," he stated. "I'm gonna be making my choice probably on Signing Day. I'm gonna wait until after my senior season before I get deeper in the recruiting (process). I'll probably take my (official) visits after the season."

Reddish cited the coaches and academics as the two biggest factors in his decision.

As a junior last fall Reddish caught 30 passes for 760 yards and 12 touchdowns. He recorded 47 tackles and two interceptions on defense.

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