Feb. 2, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut head football coach Paul Pasqualoni announced on Wednesday that the Huskies have signed 16 student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent to join the UConn program.
Student-athletes in UConn's 2011 signing class hail from nine different states - Georgia (4), Connecticut (3), Massachusetts (2), New York (1), Virginia (2), Delaware (1), Florida (1), Ohio (1) and Pennsylvania (1).
Four of the signees have already enrolled at UConn for the spring 2010 semester - defensive tackle Kenton Adeyemi (Wethersfield, Conn.), offensive tackle Dalton Gifford (Fairhaven, Mass.), quarterback Michael Nebrich (Fairfax Station, Va.) and tight end Sean McQuillan (Glastonbury, Conn.).
The following is a full signee roster:
Name Pos.Ht.Wt.Hometown/High School/Prep School Kamal AbramsWR6-0178Dover, Del./Dover Andrew AdamsFS5-11185Fayetteville, Ga./Woodward Academy Kenton AdeyemiDT6-4255Wethersfield, Conn./Kingwood-Oxford/Fork Union (Va.) Jefferson AshiruLB6-3230Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern Julian CampenniDT6-0285West Pittson, Pa./Wyoming Area Tyree ClarkCB5-10170Tampa, Fla./Alonso Max DeLorenzoRB6-0200Berlin, Conn./Berlin Deshon FoxxRB5-10175Lynchburg, Va./Brookfield Dalton GiffordOT6-5275Fairhaven, Mass./Barnstable/Bridgton Academy Xavier HemingwayOT6-4255Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern Wilbert LeeSS6-1205Brooklyn, N.Y./Boys and Girls Sean McQuillanTE6-2252Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury/Avon Old Farms Michael NebrichQB6-1190Fairfax Station, Va./Lake Braddock Secondary School Paul NwokejiOT6-5265Randolph, Mass./Thayer Academy David StevensonCB5-9175Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson Marquise VannLB6-0223Cincinnati, Ohio/Fairfield Senior
The following are biographies of the 2011 Letter of Intent Signing Class:
|Kamal Abrams - Honorable mention all-state pick and first team all-conference...played quarterback in high school, but projects to be a wide receiver at UConn...as a junior, threw for over 1,300 yards and 13 TDs...also had 534 rushing yards and eight TDs...will play in the 56th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game in June..two-time team captain...Kamal Deshawn Abrams...born August 28, 1993.|
|Andrew Adams - Andrew Tyler Adams...earned First Team All-City/South Fulton County by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...played in 2009 GISA All-Star Game...had ten tackles, two interceptions and two TDs in first round state playoff game in 2010 vs. Ridgefield HS...team had a 10-2 record in senior season...Andrew Tyler Adams...born August 28, 1993.|
|Kenton Adeyemi - Enrolled at UConn for spring 2011 semester...played high school football at Kingwood-Oxford (Conn.) and then prepped for a season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia...was an honorable mention all-league selection in high school...an outstanding track and field performer who was second in New England in the discus and foruth in the shot put...named to the Honor Roll at Fork Union...Kenton Adetoye Adeyemi...born January 13, 1992.|
|Jefferson Ashiru - Played in Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl...two-time Cobb County Player of the Week in 2010...team posted an 11-2 record as a senior...three-sport athlete.... high school teammate of UConn signee Xavier Hemingway...Jefferson Ashiru...born May 25, 1993.|
|Julian Campenni - Named to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class 2A all-state second team...named (Wilkes-Barre) Times-Leader All-Wyoming Valley Conference First Team...WVC Small School MVP... made 106 tackles, 34 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and forced seven fumbles this past season...team went 8-4 in senior season...will play in the Big 33 Football Classic for the Pennsylvania team on June 18...also played for the North team in the Chesapeake Bowl all-star game and had one tackle...Julian M. Campenni...born August 26, 1993.|
|Tyree Clark - Team captain who was two year starter...made 85 tackles as a senior...posted four interceptions as a senior with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...as a junior had six interceptions to lead the Tampa Bay area...named Honorable Mention All-Hillsborough County by the Tampa Tribune..Tyree Deandre Clark...born April 18, 1993.|
|Max DeLorenzo - Rushed for 2,154 yards as a junior and 5,040 for his career to set school records...named Class M MVP this year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association...a two-time all-state pick by the CHSCA and the New Haven Register..also played cornerback and had 58 tackles and two fumble recoveries as a senior...also plays basketball...rushed for 1,397 yards as a senior with 21 TDs as team advanced to Class M quarterfinals...had a school record 334 yards of rushing with three TDs in Class M championship game win over Bethel as a junior...Maximillian Joseph DeLorenzo...born June 18, 1993.|
|Deshon Foxx - Team captain who earned Associated Press Group AA All-State honors ...named All-Area by the (Lynchburg, Va.) News and Advance ....scored 29 touchdowns as a senior...team went 12-2 in senior year and advanced to state Division III semifinals...Deshon Cameron Foxx...born November 27, 1992.|
|Dalton Gifford - Enrolled at UConn for spring 2011 semester...enjoyed standout high school career at Barnstable (Mass.) before spending a semester at Maine's Bridgton Academy...at Barnstable, team won Old Colony League title in 2009..an All-OCL pick as a senior and played in Eastern Massachusetts Shriners' All-Star Classic...earned high honor roll accolades at Bridgton...Dalton Michael Gifford..born June 8, 1992.|
|Xavier Hemingway - First Team All-State for Class AAAAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association... named All-Area by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for Cobb County...team captain played in the Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl...team went 11-2 in senior season...high school teammate of UConn signee Jefferson Ashiru...Xavier Hemingway..born March 4, 1993.|
|Wilbert Lee - Named to the New York Daily News All-City team as a senior...two-time New York Post All-City selection...rushed for 964 yards and 12 touchdowns in senior year...also had 75 tackles with two interceptions on defense...had an injury-shortened junior season , scored five touchdowns - three through the air, one rushing and another on special teams...also had 40 tackles with three interceptions and a sack with a fumble recovery...had a game-clinching 70-yard run in first round victory in state playoffs in 2008 against Campus Magnet HS...had an interception for a TD and a receiving TD in second round playoff win over Sheepshead Bay...Wilbert Daniel Lee...born February 10, 1992.|
|Sean McQuillan - Enrolled at UConn for spring 2011 semester...high school standout who was a two-year all-state and all-conference honoree...was team captain at Glastonbury...had career totals of 1,900 rushing yards with 1,400 passing yards and 43 touchdowns...team won 2008 Class LL state championship...prepped for a fall 2010 semester at Avon (Conn.) Old Farms....William Sean McQuillan...born July 12, 1992.|
|Michael Nebrich - First team all-state player and player of the year who enrolled at UConn for the spring 2011 semester after graduating from high school...named Metro Player of the Year by Washington Post, covering the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas...named the Fairfax (Va.) Times Male Athlete of the Year... ...first team all-region and player of the year honors...all-district and player of the year...in his senior season, broke the Virginia state record for all-purpose yards with 4,968 and also scored 59 TDs...team won its second consecutive Northern Region and Patriot District titles... passed for a state record 3,831 yards and state record 262 completions along with 38 TDs (tied for seventh in state history)...had 235 rushing carries for 1,136 yards and 21 TDs... in his junior season, led team to its first-ever state finals appearance.... passed for 3,290 yards and 22 TDs...had 265 carries for 1,231 yards and 24 TDs...is fourth in state history with 10,740 yards of total offense(7,963 yards passing and 2,777 yards rushing) along with 113 TDs...also earned three letters in baseball as team won Patriot District title in his junior year...Michael Alan Nebrich...born April 3, 1993.|
|Paul Nwokeji - Team captain who was first team All-Independent School League....Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team member...earned All-New England and Lineman of the Year honors from the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council...Paul C. Nwokeji...born June 16, 1993.|
|David Stevenson - First-team all-region pick...was MVP of Atlanta Combine...played in National Underclassmen Combine's All World Gridiron Classic in December...team went 9-2 in senior season...David Dontae Stevenson...born December 26, 1992.|
|Marquise Vann - Had 75 tackles and an interception as a senior...was a team captain...earned first team All-Greater Miami Conference...also picked up all-county honors and second team all-region....Marquise Jourdain Vann...born November 23, 1992.|