Connecticut Likes Sylvia

North Dartmouth, Mass., product Sean Sylvia was a force on both sides of the ball as a junior, passing for 797 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 830 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also had 78 tackles and five sacks on defense, something that has apparently caught the eye of Mike Foley and the rest of the Connecticut Husky coaching staff.

Sean Sylvia helped lead a talented Dartmouth High School team in 2007 deep into the playoffs and the 6-foot, 185-pound safety is already getting some looks from colleges because of that. Connecticut is one program that has spent a lot of time at his school watching film of the young standout which he spoke with us about this week.

"Head Coach (Randy) Edsall just got in touch with me recently and invited me up for camp this summer," Sylvia said. "He really came off as a great guy. He sent Coach (Mike) Foley down earlier this year who saw the film of my game against Brockton and said they were very impressed with me on defense. Coach Foley then came for a second visit and sat with my coaching watching a lot of other games and told him that they really liked me ability in the defensive backfield."

Sylvia, a teammate of Jordan Todman at Dartmouth High, talked about Connecticut in general.

"I've never been to the campus before, but Jordan obviously likes it a lot up there and wants me and Arthur Fontaine to come and play with him," Sylvia explained. "I definitely want to stay local and know they have a good program, so I would be very interested in them if they offered me a scholarship to play safety."

Sylvia and his teammate Justin Mello will host a coach from Delaware on Tuesday at their school and he also has plans to camp at Duke next September.

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