Return Trip to Storrs

Downingtown West signal caller Nolan Kearney still has not received that coveted first offer, but with the May Evaluation Period right around the corner he may not have to wait too much longer.

Nolan Kearney had already been on campus at Connecticut, but had mentioned how anxious he was to make a return trip and see the finished facilities that he had heard so much about. Last weekend the 6-foot-4, 225-pound quarterback from Downingtown, Pa., made that return trip and didn't leave disappointed.

"Overall it was a good trip," Kearney stated. "I got to sit in on the quarterback meetings with Coach (Rob) Ambrose and see how they run their offense. Coach Ambrose is a good guy and is very interactive with his quarterbacks, which I really liked. I understood the offense and spent an hour and a half taking it in."

"I really liked the system they have for watching film with the highlighted circles," Kearney said. "They just had really nice equipment available to use and I learned a lot in that meeting. Afterwards I met Tyler Lorenzen and Dennis Brown, who were both really cool guys and fun to talk to."

"After the meetings we went down and I watched them practice and then scrimmage and the first thing I noticed was that they looked LOADED at running back this year. Those guys were really impressive out there. Afterwards I talked to Coach (Matt) Cersosimo and Coach (Randy) Edsall and they said they'd be bringing Coach Ambrose down with them in May to meet with me."

"Like I said, it was just a really good trip. The facilities were really nice and both my parents and I were really impressed with what Connecticut has to offer. The coaching staff was really, really nice to me and I'd definitely have them in my top five right now."

Over a two year period as starting quarterback for Downingtown West, Kearney has completed 176 of 275 passes for 2831 yards and 23 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 802 yards and was recognized as an All-League and All-Area performer both as a sophomore and a junior.

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