UConn's football program has had success in recent years largely due to their ability to identify diamonds in the rough and develop them once they get to campus.
Now the Huskies are hoping they can ride some of their on-field success to improvements in recruiting.
Marcus Grant, a Massachusetts athlete with several offers, was recently at UConn to see what the Huskies have to offer. How did that trip go for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect?
"I actually went to UConn's spring practice recently," Grant said. "It was their first practice, which was last Tuesday. I went up there to watch the practice and tour the facilities. I'll be going to their spring game on April 17.
"I really liked the facilities and how they ran their practice. It was all very good. I liked what I saw and was real impressed. I talked to coach (Randy) Edsall for a while."
Syracuse is the most recent school to offer Grant. The Orange verbally offered him last week and the offer came in the mail just a couple of days ago.
Grant said he plans on visiting Iowa this summer. He has stayed in regular contact with the Hawkeye coaches. Grant is also going to camp at Syracuse.
Does the Groton (Mass.) Lawrence Academy prospect expect to wait things out until later in the process or is there a chance that he will make an early decision?
"It really all depends on how I feel this summer," he said. "As of right now I'll wait and make my decision in the fall after some official visits. Right now everybody is on an equal playing field."