Can't Wait to Throw

Washington, Pa., native Cody Endres committed to Connecticut back in June, but since then we haven't heard from the 6-foot-4, 220-pound signal caller. We recently caught up with him to talk about his official visit to Storrs and thoughts on his new home.

"I took my official visit on December 8th for the weekend," Endres said. My father and I went up together and it was great getting the chance to meet every coach that I'll be playing for. It was also the first time I really got to interact with all the players which I had been waiting to do. In all, everyone from the coaches, to the players to my host Derek Rich were all really nice people."

"When I got to Storrs the first thing I did was went and sat down with Coach (Rob) Ambrose so he could see what I knew," Endres explained. "He had me get on the blackboard and go through different things and seemed impressed by what I knew at that point. I'm very excited about working with him over the next four years because he's a nice guy and seems very knowledgeable."

Cody Endres was the leader of a run-oriented attack at Trinity High that typically passed the ball only 10-15 times a game, however he did put up efficient statistics as a senior, passing for 1448 yards and 11 touchdowns to only three interceptions. Those stats and the performance of his team was good enough to earn him an All-Conference selection last season.

"I'm really looking forward to get some passing done, I can tell you that," Endres laughed. "When it came down to it there were really a combination of things I liked about Connecticut that led me to where I am now. Their style of play, the conference they belong to and their recent commitment to the football program were definitely part of the decision. The biggest part to me was just the coaching staff though. They're personable and committed to making everyone in their program the best they can be, which really made me feel like this was the place for me."

We're sure the steak and lobster dinners on visits don't hurt either……

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