Connecticut Recruiting Class | Complete Scout.com Rankings
West Virginia, at number 33, has the top Big East Conference recruiting class. UConn's class is rated at number 59 among the 117 Division I-A schools.
Leading UConn's newcomers is Kitt Pommells, a 6-foot-0, 205 pound defensive back from Paterson Catholic High School in New Jersey. The first team All-North Jersey selection is the only four-star prospect in this class.
Playing on both sides of the line, Pommells ran for 1,070 yards, caught 31 passes for 365 yards while scoring 20 touchdowns. He also led the team woith 85 tackles, five interceptions, one sack, three caused fumbles and two recoveries. In addition, he had a 39.8 yard punting average.
Recruited for the defense, Pommells earlier told Scout.com, "I'm versatile. I like to hit people and I'm real aggressive. I can make tackles."
The Huskies two three-star athletes will line up for the offense. Fullback Anthony Barksdale is a 6-foot-0, 235 running back from Farmingdale, N.Y. He rushed for 869 yards on 136 carries and caught 17 passes for 272 yards. All but one of his 12 toucvhdowns were achieved on the ground. Barksdale, who played in South Jersey prior to moving to Long Island, was named All-Nassau County this season as he led the Farmingdale to the Nassau Conference I Championship.
Wide receiver Todd Dorcelus is an Associated Press first team All-New Jersey from Irvington High School. Limited to seven games wityh a shoulder injury, he caught 40 passes for 639 yards and 10 touchdowns. Dorcelus also returned 19 kickoffs/punts for 365 yards.
Below is an abbreviated form of Scout.com's rankings. Temple completed it's final season of Big East Conference football competition in 2004. Next fall, Cincinnati, Louisville and South Florida will be joining the conference on the gridiron from Conference USA. Non-football programs DePaul and Marquette are also coming on board for the 2005-06 season.
|54.||South Florida||18||Conf USA||481||0||0||1||3|
|Rk.||Conf.||Avg. Commits||Leader||Avg. Points||Top 100||5-star||4-star||3-star|
|2.||ACC||22.4||4. Florida State||1236||19||11||47||94|
|4.||Big Ten||20.8||2. Michigan||1078||21||14||38||78|
|5.||Big 12||22.8||6. Oklahoma||1007||13||6||51||98|
|6.||I-A Ind||11.0||27. Notre Dame||590||1||0||5||9|
|7.||Big East||23.1||33. West Virginia||535||2||1||6||34|
|8.||Conf USA||22.7||43. Louisville||342||1||0||7||29|
|10.||Sun Belt||15.4||61. Middle Tenn. State||182||0||0||2||9|
|11.||WAC||10.2||73. Boise State||152||0||0||2||17|