Capsule looks at the high school players who signed letters of intent to UConn on Wednesday. Information provided by UConn sports information:
Malik Banks, S, 6-1, 175, Howard School of Technology, Wilmington, Del.: Member of 2015-2016 Division II state championship team. ... Played running back, wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner. ... All-State first team in 2017, second team in 2016.
Ryan Carroll, CB, 6-1, 180, Potomac High, Oxon, Md.: Played football and ran track. ... Had 60 tackles, three interceptions, one sack and one forced fumble in his career. ... First-team all-conference.
Khyon Gillespie, RB, 5-11, 175, Capital Prep, Hartford: Class S All-State performer in 2016 and ’17. ... In 37 career games: 377 carries for 3,773 yards and 40 touchdowns and averaged 10 yards per carry. ... Had 42 receptions for 759 yards and four touchdowns. ... On defense: 110 career tackles including three sacks, nine tackles for loss and two interceptions
Elijah Jeffreys, WR, 6-4, 190, Somerville High, Somerville, Mass.: Two-sport star in football and track and field. Also played quarterback. ... Competed in DII state championship track meet. ... Boston Globe 2017 all-scholastic.
Kevon Jones, LB, 6-3, 23, East Hartford High: 2017 CHSCA All-State and first team Walter Camp All-Connecticut. ... Helped lead East Hartford to the postseason for first time in 30 years. ... Compiled 1380 rushing yards, 404 receiving yards and 21 total touchdowns in his high school career. ... Also 276 tackles, three sacks and three career interceptions on defense. ... Played a variety of positions in high school including quarterback, running back, tight end linebacker, wide receiver and kicker. ... Also member of the basketball team.
Travis Jones, NT, 6-4, 334, Cross High, New Haven: 2017 CHSCA All-State and first team Walter Camp All-Connecticut. ... 2016 Class LL All-State and All-SCC selection. ... Helped Governors gain 2,992 total yards, including 1,548 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. ... Made 61 tackles and seven sacks during his senior season.
Steven Krajewski, QB, 6-4, 205, Colquitt County School, Norman Park, Ga.: Threw for 2,962 yards and 30 touchdowns in his three-year career. ... 460 rushing yards and six TDs. ... Led team to state championship game his senior year in Georgia’s largest classification. Team captain and offensive players of the year. ... Second Team All-Region
Shamel Lazarus, CB, 6-3, 170, Erasmus Hall High, Jamaica, N.Y.: New York vs. New England All-Star 2017. ... Part of Erasmus team that finished the year 10-1 and lost in the PSAL City Championship game.
Jeremy Lucien, CB, 6-2, 180, Choate-Wallingford, Bath, Pa.: All-conference first team. ... Had 45 tackles, 10 passes defensed and two interceptions as a senior. ... Dean’s list student and headmaster’s scholar.
Heron Maurriseau, WR, 5-10, 168, Saint Anthony’s High, Mastic Beach, N.Y.: In two varsity seasons had 43 catches for 666 yards and nine touchdowns. ... Also competed in track and field. ... The fourth-rated wide receiver in New York.
Jordan Morrison, S, 6-1, 190, Steinert-Hamilton East High, Hamilton, N.J.: Played all over the field in high school including running back, wide receiver, quarterback, defensive back and kick returner. ... Set school records in career touchdowns (41) and single-season touchdowns (18). ... 2017 Times of Trenton defensive player of the year and twice a Times of Trenton All-Area team member. ... Senior year rushed for 912 yards, recorded 520 passing yards, 19 total touchdowns on offense. ... Also 55 tackles, six interceptions and two sacks.
Dylan Niedrowski, OT, 6-4, 280, Exeter Township High, Reading, Pa.: The ninth-ranked offensive tackle in the state according to Penn Preps.
Noel Ofori-Nyadu, OG, 6-3, 285, Timberview High, Arlington, Texas: Two-time academic all-state. ... Lettered two years in track and field and was first team all-state in shot put and discus.
Jonathan Pace, DE, 6-5, 260, St. Sebastian’s School, Needham, Mass.: 2017 ISL all-league Selection. ... Boston Globe 2017 All-Scholasticand two-way starter.
Keyshawn Paul, CB, 6-0, 170, Miami Jackson High, Miami: Matched up on the best receiver each game, recorded three interceptions and broke up 12 passes as a senior. ... Three-sport athlete: basketball, football and track and field. ... Had 55 tackles, three interceptions, five breakups and seven tackles for loss during his senior season.
O’neil Robinson, S, 6-1, 177, Capital Prep, Hartford: Played wide receiver and defensive back in high school. ... Had 118 receptions for 2,405 yards and 22 touchdowns in his career. ... On defense, recorded 133 tackles and 13 interceptions. ... 2017 CHSCA Class S All-State performer.
Peter Rooney Jr., OG, 6-5, 282, Westminster School, Atlanta, Ga.: First-team all-region. ... All-state in junior and senior seasons. ... Lettered all four years and finished his career as the winningest player in school history. ... Won a state championship as sophomore year, reached the semifinals as a freshman and quarterfinals in final two seasons.
Lwal Uguak, DE, 6-4, 245, Harry Ainlay High, Edmonton, Alberta: Helped lead Ainlay to a Provincial High School Tier 1 Championship. ... Had 22 tackles in the regular season including a conference-leading 7.5 sacks. ... All-Canadian first team.
Hunter Webb, S, 6-2, 210, Loyalsock Township High, Williamsport, Pa.: Three-sport athlete: football, baseball and basketball. ... Played running back, wide receiver and linebacker. ... Had 797 career all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns. ... Had 395 tackles, 15 sacks, two forced fumbles and four interceptions.