City: Storrs, CT
Conference: Big East
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Jonathan Holland||B||6'1"/210||Henry County High School||Linebacker||Akron, Clemson, Connecticut, Mississippi and North Carolina|
|Michael Box||B||6'3"/195||Collins Hill High School||Quarterback||Connecticut|
Collins Hill quarterback Michael Box, who is committed to Connecticut, will make an official visit to watch the Huskies play Pittsburgh this weekend. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Box transferred from Duluth before the season and helped Collins Hill to an 8-2 regular season and a playoff berth in Class AAAAA. He said he is 100 percent with his commitment to Connecticut. "I like the atmosphere [at UConn] ... it's a place I can see myself staying [at]," Box said. "The coaches are great, the facilities are great. They have really good academics. I really like it there." Box had some interest from South Florida, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and South Carolina before he accepted the scholarship offer from Connecticut.
Two things stood out for M.L. King linebacker **Joel Kight** on an official visit this past weekend to Boston College. — The Eagles play hard, team-oriented football and he likes that. — He’s not so crazy about the weather. Kight watched Boston College beat Virginia Tech 28-23 Saturday, erasing a 10-0 deficit. “I was impressed with how they played, how they fought back and never gave up,” Kight said Sunday evening. “The campus is really nice, but the weather, it’s cold up there. “I’m not sure what the temperature was [around 50 degrees], but the wind made it even worse.” Overall, Kight has a positive impression of his visit, but his intent is to compare other schools on his offers list, including Ole Miss, which he considers one of the programs he’s leaning toward. He plans an official visit to Ole Miss perhaps in the next month. Kight also has offers from Oklahoma State, Connecticut, Duke, Miami-Ohio, Indiana and Arizona State.
M.L. King linebacker Joel Kight says he’s going to stay open on all scholarship offers until he learns more about the schools. He’s also learning a new position. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Kight has moved to safety to help the Lions (3-1) put the best 11 [defenders] on the field. He says it’s possible that he will play safety in college. “It’s not really hurting me. I think it’s helping me,” said Kight of the position change. “As long as we’re getting wins, it’s fine with me.” The biggest difference in the positions? “You think pass first as a safety,” he said. “Linebackers are always thinking run first.” If Kight had to pick front-runners, he said he’d pick Mississippi, Boston College and Oklahoma State. He also has offers from Connecticut, Duke, Miami-Ohio, Indiana and Arizona State. One requirement in the program he chooses is team effort. “As long as they play hard, I like that because I play hard,” he said. Kight is MLK’s leading tackler. He averages 11 tackles (solos and assists) in four games.
Evans High defensive end Reuben Faloughi is generating interest from Vanderbilt, Connecticut and Harvard, among others. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder attended "Dawg Night" prospect camp at Georgia last month. Faloughi said Georgia's coaches seemed interested, especially because of his athletic potential and solid academics, but did not offer a scholarship. "Right now, Georgia wants me to be a preferred walk-on, which I am debating, " Faloughi said. "I really like the program. I haven't ruled out [being walk-on], but I'm checking out all my options." Faloughi, whose parents are from Nigeria, said he feels more confident about Vanderbilt, who said he was "high" on its recruiting board: "I just need to have a good senior season, and then I think everything will take care of itself."
Miller Grove receiver Stephen Hill has committed to Central Florida, according to his head coach, Jasper Jewell. The 6-foot-4 Hill is a AJC Georgia 150 selection and is listed by Rivals as the nation's 92nd best receiver. He had 25 catches for 500 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He also had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. Jewell said Hill has family in Florida. His relationship with UCF recruiting coordinator David Kelly, a former Georgia Tech assistant who also won a Class AAAA state championship in 1993 as the head coach at Dunwoody, also was a major factor in Hill's decision. "They made a very good impression on him, and he felt comfortable with the school and the coaching staff, " Jewell said. Hill was considering offers from Connecticut, Kent State, Marshall, Miami of Ohio, Richmond and Samford. While he was being recruited by Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Maryland and North Carolina, Jewell said he had "no idea" why none of those SEC or ACC schools offered Hill. "That's a great question, " Jewell said. "A lot of them wanted him to come to their camps, and he did go to the Mississippi State camp, but some previous obligations kept him from attending any others. Maybe that's a reason." Hill was this year's Class AAAA state champion in the long jump and is a standout basketball player for the Wolverines. But Jewell said he committed totally to football this summer. "He's had a great off season, " Jewell said. "We're looking for him to have a really big year for us."