Wreh-Wilson Talks UCONN Commitment

About a week ago, Connecticut got a verbal commitment from Edinboro, Pa., native Blidi Wreh-Wilson who is somewhat of a sleeper prospect, but has a great frame and good speed at the cornerback position. We were able to catch up with him recently to talk about his recent commitment to the Huskies.

General McLane High School cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson will bring his 6-foot-1, 165-pound frame and 4.47 second 40-yard dash speed to the University of Connecticut in the fall of 2008 after giving a verbal commitment to the Huskies on Sunday the 10th. Wreh-Wilson also had an offer from Buffalo, but decided that Storrs was the place for him after his official visit.

"I took my official on December 7th with my father and really liked the campus and facilities right off the bat," Wreh-Wilson explained. "Everything there that they offered was unbelievable athletically and I was really impressed with their brand new weight room and practice facilities."

"I think one thing that was very important to both my father and I was that the coaching staff really stressed the student part of being a student-athlete because education is paramount," Wreh-Wilson added. "You could even see evidence of that when touring the athletic facilities as they had computers right there for you near the weight rooms. Head Coach Randy Edsall was one of the most relaxed guys I have ever met in recruiting and I got along with Coach (Todd) Orlando and Coach (Scott) Lakatos really well too. I just think that Connecticut is a program on the rise and pick the right type of players, so that is the place for me."

As a senior, he gained 1099 all-purpose yards and scored 11 touchdowns. On defense, he notched 32 tackles, intercepted three balls and broke up seven passes.

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