Waiting for a Connecticut Offer

New Brunswick, N.J., product Paul Vigo now holds offers from both Colorado and Eastern Michigan and is starting to pick up steam as others have told him they are close to doing the same. One of those programs is Connecticut and Vigo just made yet another trip to Storrs for camp this summer.

New Brunswick High School teammates Paul Vigo and Marquis Hamm both traveled to Connecticut this month for camp and as usual, Vigo really enjoyed the experience he had on campus at Storrs. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete is being recruited at running back, outside linebacker and safety so far and holds offers from Eastern Michigan and Colorado and the Husky coaching staff could be close to pulling the trigger.

"I had a great time up there as I got to chill with Coach (Scott) Lakatos and the rest of the coaching staff for a while," Vigo stated. "They were all great with me as usual and they said they want me to play the "Husky" position which is a strong safety/outside linebacker hybrid that would have me up in the box making plays near the line of scrimmage which is something I excel at. I didn't actually take part in the camp itself, but did take a look around while I was up there."

Something he excels at indeed. Last season Vigo made 125 tackles and was named first-team All-League, All-Area and All-Division on that side of the ball. Add that to the athleticism and versatility he showed rushing for 800 yards and 12 touchdowns and you have yourself a potential stud on the defensive side of the ball.

"Dan Davis took me over to the indoor practice facility and then showed me around the meeting rooms and everything," Vigo explained. "He sat down and showed me the new defensive schemes they would be running and then we headed over to the weight room to check that out again. I'm just so impressed with the facilities there because when I was there last season they weren't great, but now they have all of these electronic devices that monitor and help you with your workout and high-tech equipment, so it is crazy. I also know Andre Dixon well and have been on campus for a few basketball games, so I really feel comfortable up there. The coaching staff is one of the best I have gotten to be around and Coach Lakatos is always in contact with me."

We asked Vigo what his reaction would be if Connecticut were to offer him and he answered quickly.

"If they offered they would definitely be near the top of my list, but they have been telling me they are going to offer for a while now and other schools are coming into the mix now telling me they will be offering soon, so I hope that Connecticut makes the decision to offer me shortly. They are definitely a school I have a ton of interest in, but obviously that doesn't mean much if I don't get the opportunity to go there."

Vigo has set no timeframe for a decision and has no favorites at this point between his offers, however Connecticut would certainly be one of them in general.

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