The UConn Huskies have reeled in one of their top in-state targets for 2004.
"Ken committed to UConn on Sunday," said Ansonia, Conn. assistant coach Bob Lisi of 6-foot-2, 185-pound safety prospect Ken Tinney. "Everything UConn did when recruiting Ken was first class."
Tinney, who plays quarterback and safety for Ansonia, chose the Huskies over offers from Syracuse and Michigan State.
"He wanted to stay in state and be a big-time player at the college level in front of the people in his home state," said Lisi. "UConn was really great about recruiting him hard, showing him that they wanted him and really making him feel welcome."
Tinney was recruited by Todd Orlando from UConn as well as head coach Randy Edsall.
"He's very excited to be playing for this staff," said Lisi. "They are going to do great things at UConn and Ken is the kind of player they need to keep in state."