Connecticut Strong With Sales

Fort Washington, Md., prospect Quinton Sales holds five written scholarship offers and while it has previously been reported that he has a favorite, he told us today that simply is not the case. Connecticut is one of the five programs who have offered Sales at this point and the Huskies are very much in the mix for his services.

Quinton Sales, a 6-foot-2, 278-pound offensive lineman could project to either offensive guard or center at the collegiate level and is being recruited at both positions. In April he visited Storrs unofficially and was blown away by the facilities the Huskies had to offer and talked to recently about that visit, where Connecticut stands and what other offers he has been extended.

"Buffalo and Kent State were the last two schools to offer," Sales stated. "I also have offers from Connecticut, Illinois and Wake Forest right now, but all of those schools are on the same level. I camped at Wake Forest, Illinois and Boston College and the BC staff told me they wanted to see my first three games of the season at center because that is where they see me playing and I only played offensive tackle last season."

As for Connecticut specifically, Sales talked about his April visit and the relationship he has built with Coach Rob Ambrose.

"I was up there in April and it was great," Sales said. "I absolutely loved the football facilities and they said they had just put about $50,000,000 into them which was pretty obvious when you looked around. The weight room had about 28 individual stations that you could do your entire workout at, they had plasma televisions everywhere and there was equipment in that weight room that I didn't even know existed! One of the coolest things about the indoor field is that they could adjust the temperature to fit where they were playing that weekend, so if they had to go down to Florida to play they could just crank up the heat and simulate that."

"I didn't get to tour the campus while I was there because the weather was terrible when I visited, but I got a great vibe from the coaching staff and players," Sales added. "Coach (Randy) Edsall was a good guy and you could really see that the players and coaches all had a lot of respect for one another by the way they acted. I liked the organized way the program is run and the biggest thing for me with Connecticut is my relationship with Coach Rob Ambrose. He has been talking to me for years now, is a cool guy and we keep in touch constantly by telephone and text messages. Like I said, he is a great guy and is a straight-shooter which I really like.

We asked Sales if there was anything the Connecticut staff could do to improve their standing with the offensive lineman and he told us where they stood.

"Like I said, everyone is even now and there really isn't anything they can do because my experience with the Husky staff has been great," Sales explained. "I am hoping to take an official visit there this season and we'll go from there. They have told me they want me to play either center or guard and I am fine with either one."

Sales played offensive tackle last year and helped lead Friendly High School to an undefeated 14-0 record and 38-17 win over River Hill High School in the Maryland Class AAA State Championship game. He was selected first-team All-County and All-State for his efforts.

Sales holds a 2.93 core GPA and scored an 880 on his SAT.

He has a max bench of 385 pounds and a max squat of 535 pounds.

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