Two of Connecticut’s top high school football players took college visits this weekend. One returned home with a decision, the other said his choice would be coming soon.
After a short trip to New Haven Saturday, Southington quarterback Stephen Barmore announced his commitment to Yale on Sunday night.
Officially committed to Yale University!! Gonna be a Bulldog!
— Stephen Barmore (@stevebarms12) June 24, 2013
Barmore, a 6-2, 200-pound and three-year starter, led the Blue Knights to a 10-0 regular season and a state playoff berth in 2012. He completed 58 percent of his passes for 2,010 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a senior.
He’s thrown for 4,491 yards and 34 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in his career.
Update: The Record-Journal’s Bryant Carpenter caught up with Barmore and writes the QB is just the first of many Blue Knights to make a college commitment.
Barmore’s junior year highlight reel
Meanwhile, West Haven’s all-state tailback Ervin Phillips took the long trip to Syracuse Sunday afternoon and, according to his Twitter updates, came away impressed.
I Think I'm In Love With Syracuse lol #Sheesh !!!!!
— Erv Philips (@Ambition1_) June 23, 2013
Phillips, who also picked up an offer from Temple last month, Tweeted he hadn’t made a decision yet. But…
I did not commit to syracuse today but I will be making a decision very very soon
— Erv Philips (@Ambition1_) June 24, 2013
Phillips, a 5-11, 180-pound senior, rushed for 1,030 yards and 22 touchdowns last year, leading the Westies to the state playoffs for the second time in three seasons.