June 28, 2010

UConn was first to offer DB

It took some time, but Towson (Md.) Calvert Hall defensive back Adrian Amos finally has the Division-I scholarship offer he's been waiting for. For months, his only offer was from Bryant University, a small Division I-AA school in Rhode Island. But the drawn out process became accelerated after Amos took a visit to Storrs.

"I went to their camp [August 19th] and they offered me a scholarship that day," said Amos, who has since received offers from West Virginia and Temple.

Amos was not only happy that his first big-time offer came from Connecticut, but he also seemed appreciative of the coaching staff's no-nonsense approach.

"I liked that they tell the players exactly what they need to do," he said. "They don't beat around the bush. Everything they say is what they really mean and they tell you straight up what they think about you."

UConn proved that when they offered Amos his first Division-I scholarship. West Virginia followed suit the following day. Now schools such as Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Maryland are showing interest, which means Amos won't rush his decision.

"Some of my coaches would like me to make my decision now, but I've decided to wait it out," he said.

Should he choose UConn, Amos will have a high level of familiarity with the roster. He played against Leon Kinnard, Gerrard Sheppard and Jerome Junior at Calvert.

"[Kinnard] played for our rival - Loyola Blakefield - who we play every Thanksgiving morning at M&T Bank Stadium," Amos said. "I played against him my freshman and sophomore year and they beat us real bad. But last year we finally beat them - and we beat them bad, too."

UConn hopes that familiarity, and the fact they were the first big-time school to show interest in Amos, will go a long way at the end of the day.

"I like UConn," said Amos. "My interest level is very high."

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