Four-star wide receiver Dwayne Difton made a choice for the Huskies earlier this afternoon. The 5-foot-11, 166-pounder selected Connecticut over offers from numerous other colleges including Boston College, Syracuse, South Florida, Purdue, Minnesota, Rutgers and more.
"I committed around 2:20 today," he said. "I talked to Coach Richardson and Coach Edsall. It was good. They were excited and pumped. They are waiting for me to come."
Difton is coming off a recent visit to Connecticut this past weekend. What did he like about the program?
"It's a good program," he said. "They have never had receivers come through that school and I can be the star there. I can play right away my freshman year. That's an opportunity you can't beat.
"I really like the program too. The facilities are nice and the tradition of the school and graduating out of it. They also have a good football team. They just need spice in the offense and they have a new offensive coordinator who loves to throw the ball. That's a good thing for me. They used to run a lot, not it's going to be 50/50."
The coaches played an important factor in the No. 39 wide receiver in the country's choice.
"The coaches and the relationship I had with them over the two or three days I was there, it was great," he said. "You could tell it's a great school and the environment is good for the next four years to play ball.
"I also like Coach Edsall. He's a great person. He takes care of his players and I can have a relationship with him."
As far as playing time, Difton went further about that.
"If I come in and compete I have a spot to play right away. I have to do what I have to."