Kevin Poles Looks forward to Signing Day

Kevin Poles a 6-foot-2, 190 pound wide receiver from Penfield, N.Y., was the first addition to the Huskies class of 2006 and he is set to sign with Connecticut on signing day.

Poles is a great talent at wide receiver, but he's versatile enough to make an impact at a number of positions.

"My season was a little disappointing, but I played alright. I did not focus on any stats, but I played both ways. I played at corner on defense. I never left the field all year," Poles said of his versatility.

Poles who was getting continued interest from Division One programs like Syracuse, Boston College, and Toledo was convinced that he would play for UConn after he toured the campus during his official visit.

"My official visit was in early December It was a great visit. After I took the visit, I knew that is the place that I wanted to be. The atmosphere on campus is truly amazing."

Despite being amazed with the overall atmosphere of the program, the two-star prospect was also impressed with the chemistry between the players and coaching staff.

"Everyone there seems to get along great with each other. You can tell that the players and coaches get along great, and that is something I wanted in a school."

It seems that the great new facilities that have been added have made an impact with nearly all the recruits that have made visits and Poles is no exception.

"The new field house they are building is huge," Poles exclaimed! "It has got to be the biggest field house that I have ever seen. It definitely makes a big impact on how you view the all of the facilities."

Poles also had the opportunity to build some great bonds with his player host (Ellis Gaulden) and some of the other Husky commitments, while he was on campus.

"(Ellis) was a really funny and outgoing person. Everyone called him ‘Skeet'. He took me around and showed me the campus."

"I also got to hang out with some of the other players that were on their visits at the same time. I think that afterwards like three or four of those guys committed (Derek Rich, Anthony Davis, Shawn Lemon)," Poles said about having the opportunity to form bonds with some of the guys that he will be playing with in the future.

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