West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer kicker Bobby Puyol made his way to Connecticut this week to visit the campus and learn more about the school along with his parents. The 6-foot, 170-pound kicker landed an offer immediately after the visit wrapped up and pledged his services to the Big East program.
"I talked to Coach (Clayton) White during my visit and he told me that he had talked to Coach P (Paul Pasqualoni) and he said they were going to contact me after my visit," Puyol said. "They contacted me on Facebook and told me to call Coach Pasqualoni and that was about two hours ago. I called, he offered me on the spot, and I committed right after he offered me."
Puyol chose the Huskies over an offer from Middle Tennessee as well as major interest from Iowa State and South Carolina.
"I turned all of those down," Puyol said. "I want to go kick for UConn."
The Palm Beach area product explained his decision and why he felt Connecticut was the right place for him.
"Basically I felt at home there," Puyol said. "Coach Pasqualoni and Coach White, the special teams coach, are probably the two best coaches I have met during my whole recruiting process. The facilities were probably the best I have seen yet. Their campus is beautiful. Their academics are also amongst the best."
Puyol wasn't the only one convinced about his selection.
"My parents loved it," Puyol said. "My mom when we were leaving, when we were talking with Coach Pasqualoni, she had tears in her eyes because she couldn't believe how gorgeous everything was and how much I liked it."
In addition to football, Puyol also participates in baseball at Dwyer. He will report to Storrs in June.