August 20, 2010

Local ATH gets offer

Sean McQuillan was clearly one of the top prospect in Connecticut last fall as a senior at Glastonbury. The UConn staff loved his ability, but his grades kept the Huskies from offering him a scholarship. McQuillan is prepared to start at a prep school this fall and he recently received some great news from head coach Randy Edsall and his staff.

The 6-foot-4, 228-pound athlete is being recruited as a tight end or H-Back by UConn and some other schools, but he was a quarterback at Glastonbury, passing for 1,200 yards and totaling 35 touchdowns as a senior.

His senior year turned out to not only be productive on the football field, but in the classroom.

"I just got offered by UConn [on Tuesday]," McQuillan explained. "I've been talking with them for almost a year and a half now pretty seriously. The biggest thing has always been my grades and I just wasn't getting it done in the classroom. I really improved this past senior year. I made honor roll all four quarterbacks. They would have offered a while ago but they wanted to do it face-to-face."

Prior to the offer from UConn, McQuillan had received a scholarship from Buffalo. Several other schools, including Penn State, were showing interest, but the offer from the Huskies changes everything. In fact, McQuillan has a pretty good idea of what he wants to do.

"I'm pretty sure it's about 100-percent [certain] that I'm gonna go there [to UConn]," he said. "I do need to do my official visit and that should definitely make it clear that it's the right place for me."

Classes at McQuillan's prep school, Avon Old Farms, begin on September 7th. He hopes he doesn't have to wait too long before he takes his official visit.

"I want to do it [visit and commit] as soon as possible. I'd like to get this over going into my season."

McQuillan said he will most likely be at his school for an entire year. He said he would be open to the possibility of leaving Avon Old Farms in December, but he would have to talk to many people at UConn and the prep school itself, as he plans on playing three sports at the school this year and does not want to leave anyone there in a bad position.

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