UConn Commits Chime In On Change

Members of UConn's 2014 class share their thoughts about the firing of coach Paul Paqualoni.

Monday's firing of Connecticut coach Paul Pasqualoni sent shock waves throughout the 2014 recruiting class, but so far the committed players remain just that.

However, several of them said they were going to see how the coaching changed played out before deciding whether or not to look around.

"It was shocking because when I went up there everything was good," Erial (N.J.) Timber Creek offensive lineman Lamont Bradford said. "All the coaches look like they were having fun."

So, is Bradford remaining committed to UConn?

"Yeah, for right now," he said. "I want to see how they handle this process. I'm still a Husky."

Rochester (N.Y.) East receiver Justin Noye is taking a similar approach.

"As of right now, I'm still committed but anything can happen," Noye said. "I try to look at everything in a positive way. Now, other schools will start recruiting me more because the head coach was fired."

Leicester (Mass) High defensive end Tom Rodrick was also stunned by the news, and he said the coaching staff played an integral part in his decision.

However, he remains solid with the Huskies.

"I feel bad for (Pasqualoni)," Rodrick said. "He seemed like a really good guy. But I plan on keeping my verbal with UConn. In all honesty, the differences in coaching and my preference of Coach P was a pretty big reason, though, (for the decision)."

Offensive coordinator T.J. Weist will serve as the interim coach.


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