September 2, 2010

Amos is latest commitment

Towson (Md.) Calvert Hall safety Adrian Amos has been one of the top prospects on UConn's recruiting board for a while now and just a little bit earlier this week he decided that he wanted to join the Huskies. UConnReport.com caught up with the 6-foot-1, 198-pound safety to find out why he made the choice he did.

Amos is a physical safety with good size, which means he probably projects as a defensive back that will be a big help in run support when he's playing in the box. He describes himself as fast, aggressive and a good tackler, all qualities that any coach would love. Head coach Randy Edsall is especially excited about Amos' decision.

"I called coach Edsall up two nights ago and told him I want to be a Husky," Amos said on Thursday morning. "He was excited. He told me congratulations and he's going to enjoy coaching me because he coaches the safeties now."

Amos said his decision is solid and he does not think he will be visiting any other schools. Prior to his decision he had picked up offers from West Virginia and Temple, while he had received interest from Boston College and South Carolina as well.

The talented safety has been to UConn on two occasions. He was at the school once for a camp and he made another trip for an unofficial visit. His positive experience on the campus was a big factor in his choice.

"I love the environment of the school," Amos explained. "When I went on my tour during the visit they broke everything down to me, like how I'd fit into the defense. Then I went into the academic [buildings] and we sat down with a lady who told us we're going to have our own tutor whenever we need one. Basically it seems like it's hard not to do good."

This will be Amos' third season as a starting defense back for Calvert Hall, so he will arrive at UConn as a seasoned, veteran player.



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