Beaver Falls, Pa. defensive end B.J. McBryde made a decision last night. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder is headed to the Big East.
"I actually committed last night to Connecticut," he said. "The coaches there were really excited and so was I."
McBryde held offers from Connecticut, Boston College and Eastern Michigan. What made him pick the Huskies?
"I really enjoyed the atmosphere there," he said. "I liked the people and the school itself is top of the line. It's fantastic. I really like the head coach and the assistants. It's a place I can go as an athlete, player and student and enjoy everything about."
McBryde's decision is coming on the heels of a visit last weekend.
"I really can't say about the visit, the coaches just really made me feel like I would not only be safe, but that I could enjoy myself," he stated. "I had a really good feel for it. It wasn't just that the coaches told me what I wanted to hear, they told me what I needed to hear and areas I need to improve and work on. I respected that."
The two-star prospect is being brought in as a defensive end.
"They plan to redshirt me so that I can develop and get acclimated since I've only been playing football for a year and a half."