Kuhn Clicks With Connecticut

Somerville, N.J., native Mike Kuhn is currently being recruited by a number of schools including Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Vanderbilt and Dartmouth, but by the sound of things Connecticut is a program that's put themselves in a good position to eventually land the talented safety.

Mike Kuhn, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound safety from Immaculata High School in New Jersey has already visited Storrs on two occasions. The first was during the regular season to watch the Huskies in action and the second was this past weekend to take part in spring game festivities. While Kuhn didn't leave Connecticut with an offer, he did leave with a better idea of what the program is about.

"The first thing we saw were their brand new facilities and they were very impressive to say the least," Kuhn stated. "The equipment was top notch and it was better then a lot of other places I've been. The weight room is really nice, they have a new indoor field and the medical and training facilities are great. I liked that everything was computerized in the weight room, so all you had to do was walk to one station, put your key card in and work out. They also had some patented weight sets which was cool."

"The thing I liked about Storrs as a campus was that it's really just a little city," Kuhn said. "It's very clean and neat and everything is within walking distance unlike some other schools I've visited. I could definitely see myself going to school there and I liked what I saw of the campus."

For Kuhn, personal relationships seem like they may play a bigger part then they do with other recruits, so feeling like he clicks with people surrounding the program will most likely be paramount in his recruitment. Connecticut is already doing a good job in that department.

"I met with the coaching staff and they were very straight forward and honest which I really liked," Kuhn explained. "There was no bull with them and they were also fun to talk to and funny at times. They're a bunch of great guys and they really have a great thing going up there at Connecticut. I sat with Kashif Moore and Demetrius Richardson at the spring game and while I wouldn't commit to a school just because a certain player goes there, I could really see myself getting along with both of those guys really well. I'm going to be going to camp this summer and I can say for certain that Connecticut will definitely be in it until the end for me."

Despite missing nearly all of 2006 the Somerville, N.J., native made 38 tackles, sacked the quarterback three times, forced two fumbles and intercepted a pass in limited action. Connecticut has told Kuhn that he could be close to a scholarship offer, so a solid performance in camp during the summer could seal the deal in terms of an offer for the athlete.

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