UConn picked up its first commit of the 2016 cycle with Virginia quarterback Donovan Williams making a verbal commitment to the school.
Williams, who is listed as an athlete but will come to UConn as a quarterback, is 6-4, 205 pounds and had offers from James Madison, Fordham, Delaware and a lot of interest from other FBS schools.
Williams slots in nicely for the future for the Huskies, who have juniors Tim Boyle, sophomore Bryant Shirreffs, true freshman Tyler Davis and JUCO transfer Garrett Anderson slated to be on the 2016 roster. the Huskies are recruiting from a numbers strength perspective right now so aren't pressing for a quarterback.
Williams was a May commit to James Madison. He passed for 1,017 yards and five touchdowns and added 718 yards and 18 scores on the ground for Hylton.
Many schools have upwards of 10 commits right now for 2016, but the Huskies are still very young on the roster and are looking to bring in around 13 recruits, half of the maximum of 25. The Huskies could have slots open up between now and February, but the plan going into the summer is to bring in another smaller class.
The Huskies have about 100 campers coming up for one-day clinics with a lot of their 2016 targets making the trip.
Here's a May story from the Washington Post on Williams' commitment to James Madison.