UConn's goal this recruiting season was quality over quantity. With only 13 scholarships to play with when the recruiting season began the Huskies are targeting players with options.
That focused targeting is starting to pay off.
UConn pick up its fifth commit of the season with Suffield Academy corner Tahj Herring, a 6-1, 185-pound corner, giving his commitment to the football program.
Herring is a known commodity in recruiting circles and had offers from Vanderbilt and Virginia and also interest from other Big Ten and ACC schools. He's a bigger corner that fits nicely into the physical defensive style that the Huskies want to play under head coach Bob Diaco.
He's the second in-state recruit from the Huskies and is ranked No. 6 in Connecticut. Connecticut has a handful of top prospects in the state this coming season and Herring is one of the more sought after players in the state.
He joins Glastonbury's Keiyon Dixon as in-state commits. the Huskies also have rising sophomore Brice McAllister as a commitment out of Suffield Academy.
This is also the fifth commit of the class and the second secondary prospect. The Huskies have a large recruiting base going from Connecticut to D.C. and north. They also recruit places with direct flights from Hartford such as Chicago. The Huskies need to continue to do their work in-state and in the region, and have done that already with this class.
Herring and Glastonbury are Connecticut and Eddie Hahn is from New Jersey, about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Storrs. Both Hahn and Herring as well as Chicago's Quayvon Skanes have many offers and major interest, so the Huskies are winning some recruiting battles despite the struggles the last two years.
UConn isn't going to bring in 25 players this class, and with Herring's commitment are nearing the halfway point of the class.
UConn’s 2016 commitsQB Donovan Williams, Woodbridge Va.
CB Tahj Herring, Suffield Academy, Suffield, CT.