Dillon Harris, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker at Cheshire Academy, made his verbal commitment to play at UConn Wednesday. Harris made the announcement on Twitter.
He is the second player from Connecticut’s Class of 2018 to make a verbal commitment to an NCAA-FBS school, following East Hartford LB Kevon Jones, who made his commitment to the Huskies last month.
“First off I would like to thank God. I would like to thank all the coaches that have recruited me throughout this process, it has been a blessing to have the opportunity to receive multiple scholarships to outstanding Universities,” he wrote on a note posted to Twitter. “But I will be verbally committing to THE University of Connecticut. #HuskyUp #ImpaCT18”
— DeeBo® (@Dillon__Harris) April 5, 2017
Harris played for Bloomfield for three years. As a junior, he was the team’s leading tackler during the Warhawks’ 2015 Class S championship season. He averaged 12.6 tackles per game and had 20 tackles for a loss according to team statistics.
Harris transferred to Cheshire Academy in 2016, reclassified as a junior and played on the team’s 8-2, Wayne Sanborn Bowl championship team.
He’s listed as a three-star linebacker by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com.