It’s National Signing Day for college recruits everywhere and, welp, here in Connecticut it’s pretty quiet.
Most of the major signings are from players from previous seasons who took postgraduate routes to Division. The rest are mostly Ivy League and small colleges.
Here’s the quick list of regional players, most of whom we already know.
If there are any others, regionally, we’ll be happy to include them on this list just email me at email@example.com.
Casey Cochran, QB, Masuk (2012) — UConn.
Skinny — Cochran, the state’s all-time passing leader is already taking classes up at Storrs.
Tyler Matakevich, LB, St. Joseph (2011) — Temple
Skinny — Matakevich played a postgrad season at Milford Academy and accepted a Temple offer earlier this month. He’s already enrolled.
Montrell Dobbs, RB, Ansonia (2011) — Temple
Skinny — Dobbs, who owns the third-best season rushing total in state history, originally committed to UConn and played postgrad at Milford Academy. He didn’t qualify to play for the Huskies, academically, and was considering Marshall. He eventually committed to Temple after a brief courtship.
Turner Baty, QB, New Canaan (2010) — Kansas
Skinny — Baty, who transferred to New Canaan for one season in 2009, left school after leading the Rams to the Class MM title. He eventually settled at City College of San Francisco where he played one season for the junior college, throwing for 3,149 yards and 42 touchdowns. He committed to Kansas after a visit last weekend. He’ll be playing for former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, who took the Kansas job in December.
Austin Calitro, LB, Danbury (2012) — Villanova
Skinny – All-state linebacker and Hearst Connecticut All-Star committed to Villanova last summer.
Rennick Bryan, OL, Hillhouse (2012) — UConn
Skinny – 6-3, 300-pound, all-state lineman committed to UConn before the start of the season.
Brandon Schmidt, QB/DB, Bethel (2012) — Army [new]
Ardian Sahinovic, PK, New Fairfield (2012) — Cornell
Mike Money, OL, Fairfield Warde (2012) — Central Connecticut State
John Turner, LB, Ridgefield (2012) — Holy Cross
Brandon Cusmano, WR, Masuk (2012) — Central Connecticut State
Marko Piedmont, OL/DL, Wilton — Bryant
Aaron Dixon, DB, Danbury (2012) — Bryant
Mac Morlock, OL/DL, Newtown (2012) — Bryant
Matt Milano, QB, New Canaan (2012) — Middlebury
Matt Corcoran, LB, Stamford — Tufts
Joe Ortoli, LB, Shelton (2012) — Norwich
David Camille, RB, Bunnell — St. Anselm
Bobby Kinnebrew, LB/RB, Ansonia (2010) — Stevenson
Brandon Williams, DL, Bassick (2012) — New Haven
Don Cherry, LB, Trumbull (2012) — Villanova
Dylan Vano, OL, Ansonia (2012) — Southern Connecticut
Note: Greenwich’s all-state linebacker Shane Nastahowski will prep at Milford Academy
Compiled from other news outlets, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, The Day of New London).
Malik Golden, WR, Cheshire Academy/Newington — Penn State
Jevon Elmore, RB, New London — Army
Tommy Undercuffler, WR, Berlin — Yale
Eddie Glenn, LB, North Haven — Akron
Aaron Berardino, WR/DB, Windsor — Central Connecticut State
Ryan Murphy, TE/DB, Xavier — Southern Connecticut State
Austin Wezenski, OL, Xavier — Central Connecticut State
Cre’Shon Morrison, RB, Capital Prep/Classical — Central Connecticut State
Pat D’Amato, QB, Xavier, QB — Stony Brook
Ryan Jacobucci, DB, Xavier — New Haven
Sean Marinan, DL, Xavier — Wesleyan
Sebastian Little, WR/LB, Cheshire — Yale [Corrected]
Jovan Santos-Knox, LB, Xavier — UMass
Joe DeMichele, LB, Hand — Central Connecticut State
Nick Vitale, WR, Hand — Stony Brook
Shaun Bowman, DL, Cheshire — Sacred Heart
Billy Weyrauch, RB, Cheshire — Stonehill
Mike Antonio, WR, Cromwell — Southern Connnecticut State
Devin Silverman, K, Berlin — Southern Connecticut State
Kyle Nolan, QB, Branford/Choate (2011) — Georgetown
Kyle Pulek, K, Cheshire — Trinity
Ian Dugger, WR, Hall — Trinity