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James Nixon Commits to Connecticut

A year ago, Matt Shaughnessy broke UConn's heart. The heralded defensive end from Norwich made an oral commitment to Wisconsin, choosing the Big Ten school over the in-state option. On Monday, UConn officially got over it.

The Huskies received an oral commitment from speedy cornerback James Nixon of the Hyde Leadership School in Hamden. Hoping to keep more top-flight talent from venturing across state lines, UConn had coveted Nixon from the start of the recruiting process. Nixon was pleased to commit to his state university. "The comfort level there was crazy," Nixon said. "Not just...

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