National Signing Day 2011: A Look at UConn's Top Five Prospects

Chris Hawkins@@chrhawkinsContributor IIIFebruary 18, 2017

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The UConn Huskies are looking to build on their fiesta bowl appearence, their first BCS bowl appearence in school history.

Going into the year some thought UConn had a chance to win the Big East, but their season started out on the wrong foot, starting out with an 0-2 record in the Big East. Double digit losses came at the hands of Michigan, Temple and Louisville, and they were the only team in the conference to lose to Rutgers.  

To the Huskies' credit, they got back on track and won their final five games. All of a sudden, UConn went from an underachieving team that will lose the conference to overachieving team who many thought did not belong in the Fiesta Bowl.

For much of the season, the Huskies relied on Jordan Todman and their rushing attack and big plays from their special teams to lead the team to big wins.

Now, newly hired coach Paul Pasqualoni will prepare for the national signing day and continue to push this program in the right direction.


Here is a look at the top five UConn prosppects:

Jefferson Ashiru: Very good size for an outside line backer.

One of the Huskies' top two recruits, this man is a good athlete with the ability to make momentum changing plays.

Marquise Vann: The second best recruit for the Huskies.

He is strong enough to overpower most blockers, yet he is also fast enough to where he can avoid them with his quickness.

Xavier Hemingway: The potential is certainly there, he has great agility and is a good run blocker. However, if he wants to contribute he will need to bulk his frame up a little more.

Julian Campenni: Standing at 5'11 and weighing 255 pounds, Campenni is a bit undersized for a defensesive tackle.

One thing I will say is that this man plays with relentless energy. More than likely, size will be an issue for him.

David Stevenson: A quick corner who would be garnering more attention if he were three inches taller.

He has the speed to be a good cover corner, he just needs to improve his footwork.