Bloom Selects UConn

Ligonier Valley (Pa.) High tight end Alec Bloom committed to UConn and he broke down his decision with FOXSportsNEXT.

Whenever Ligonier Valley (Pa.) High tight end Alec Bloom spoke about Connecticut, he did so with a smile on his face.

He knew it. His coach knew it. And his family knew it.

So, when they all spoke a few days ago about it, the only decision that made sense was for the 6-foot-7, 242-pound Bloom to commit to the Huskies, which he did a few days ago.

"I could see myself there," Bloom said. "I went up there for a camp and I really liked working the coaches. They're all great coaches. Coach P (Paul Pasqualoni) is a really cool guy and getting coached up for them was a lot of fun."

Bloom caught 16 passes for 337 yards and seven touchdowns in a run-oriented offense, and made 33 tackles, including two sacks, playing outside linebacker.

However, he is going to UConn to be a versatile tight end.

"They were talking to me and said I would fit in great in there scheme there," Bloom said. "I'm doing (plenty of blocking) right now on my high school team. Last year, we were mainly a running team and I did a lot of blocking but this year we should (throw) more."

Bloom also likes the feel of UConn's campus, and when he camped there in June he was able to see plenty of it.

"I definitely had a look around campus," Bloom said. "It's really nice. The facilities are really nice. I got to walk through them."

Ligonier begins its season Aug. 30, but the goal was to make a decision prior to the start of next week's training camp.

"Our camp starts the (Aug. 12) and my and coach talked about it and said I should go there," Bloom said. "I talked to my family and they were for it, so, why not? It feels good to be able to focus on my senior year. If you don't do before, it might be in the back of your mind."

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