Friday, January 13, 2017

Recruiting Update: UConn Visits Kevin Mensah

By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

With less than three weeks until National Signing Day, things are starting to heat up for Shepherd Hill running back Kevin Mensah, who was visited in school today by UConn tight ends coach Corey Edsall, the son of recently re-hired Husky coach Randy Edsall.

The elder Edsall, who originally coached the Huskies from 1998 to 2010, and again became UConn's head coach last month, followed up with Mensah in late December to let him know UConn is still interested. The head coach and Mensah scheduled an official visit to Storrs for the weekend of January 28th, and the younger Edsall made the trip to Dudley to chat with Mensah today.

"Coach (Corey) Edsall said he just got the chance to watch my film today, and he said he loved it," Mensah said. "I'm really excited to get out to UConn."

Though the Huskies have yet to offer, Mensah said the new staff has been pursuing him hard, and that he had a scheduled phone call with new UConn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee coming up tonight. UConn joins Bryant, who has already offered, Michigan, who has offered Mensah an invited walk-on spot, and Elon University as the school's pursuing Mensah the hardest, though Boston College, New Hampshire, Wagner and a number of other schools are still involved.

While he does like the idea of playing at the highest level of Division 1, Mensah is really just looking for the right fit.

"I like Bryant, and I'm just looking for a place I can get that scholarship and get my education," Mensah said. "I want to major in business, so I'm looking at all these different schools that way too."

Mensah did admit that interest from Boston College had cooled a little bit since the Eagles received a commitment from star running back A.J. Dillon, but hopes the Eagles continue to recruit him until National Signing Day, and mentioned the amount of respect he has for Dillon and BC.

We'll have more on Mensah, and his buzzing recruitment, in the Worcester Sun soon, and you can check out past updates on the player here.

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