Irvington (N.J.) wide receiver Todd Dorcelus (6-2, 180, 4.5) just informed Scout.com that he made a verbal commitment to the Connecticut Huskies this morning. He was on an official visit to Storrs, Conn. this weekend.
"Right before I left I had a meeting with Coach Edsall," said Dorcelus. "I told him I wanted to be a Husky."
Why Connecticut? We asked the talented pass catcher.
"I've been leaning that way for a while. They have shown the most interest in me since May," said Dorcelus. "They have that championship vibe going on up there. I don't want to redshirt and I feel I'll play early there."
Obviously if you intend on playing early, you feel you'll be an immediate impact type of player?
"I told Coach Edsall I was going to have Larry Fitzgerald type impact on the Big East next season."
Dorcelus was hosted on his official visit by freshman defensive end Daniel Davis who is from Plainfield, N.J. (Davis played in six games this season and recorded eight tackles (four solo) including 1.5 sacks.)
Dorcelus has been recruited by Assistant Coach Scott Lakatos. In the end, he chose the Huskies over Indiana, Rutgers, Virginia, and Minnesota. He had been set to visit the Hoosiers next weekend. The recent firing of Indiana head coach Gerry Dinardo was just enough to give him that extra shove towards Connecticut.
"I was leaning to Connecticut, but I was going to visit Indiana. After they fired DiNardo it made my decision that much easier."