Ryan Fitton, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound all-state end and punter at Staples, became the fifth Connecticut high school football player to commit a NCAA FBS school when he gave his verbal to Connecticut this weekend, according to his coach, Marce Petroccio.
Fitton is the first CIAC player from the Class of 2017 to commit to play for Huskies.
Fitton has caught 39 passes for 564 yards and four touchdowns in 18 games as a starting tight end.
He has also been the team’s punter since freshman year and has averaged 35.4 yards per punt.
UConn Football’s Twitter account hinted that a state player had made his commitment to the Huskies on Saturday. But, of course, due to NCAA rules it was unable to say who.
Red, White, and Bleed Blue! #UConnFootball has another Husky staying home to proteCT the Rent! ???? ???? ???? ???? ????
— UConn Football (@UConnFootball) July 3, 2016
Fitton’s commitment was confirmed Monday by Petroccio to GameTimeCT.
Fitton was entertaining offers from Army, Buffalo, Colgate, Fordham, Maine and William and Mary.
He is also an accomplished starting pitcher for the Staples’ baseball team, which reached the Class LL championship in 2015.