August 11, 2010

WR Latimer has UConn interest

UConn has been keeping an eye on three-star Ohio wide receiver Cody Latimer for a long time now but the Huskies still haven't put an offer on the table. Will the Huskies ever send a scholarship his way or are they looking in other directions?

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect looks about as physically impressive as they come and he has the tools to boot, with a 40-yard dash time of 4.48 seconds and a bench max of 325 pounds.

All of that makes Latimer an intriguing prospect and helps explain why schools like Indiana and a host of mid-majors have offered him scholarships. It's a bit surprising that more schools haven't, but there has been no shortage of interest from schools in major conferences.

"I haven't really been thinking about recruiting yet," Latimer explained. "I'm staying forcused on getting my team ready for the season."

Dayton (Ohio) Jefferson has their first game on August 27th so the season is quickly approaching. As Latimer said, that's where his attention lies. Inevitably though, he will have to focus on the recruiting process more and more as February draws closer.

So far Latimer said he has picked up eight offers for football and two offers to play basketball, from Morehead State and Western Carolina. He isn't even sure which sport he wants to play at the next level yet but does know that he won't try to play both. He'll pick one and throw himself into it 100-percent.

Though he doesn't have an offer from the Huskies and interest may have waned from UConn's end of late, Latimer is hoping to hear more from them.

"They came to see me during the season and I talked to them a little during (his junior) school year but I haven't talked to them too much lately," he said. "I'd like to hear more from them, though. I'd definitely be interested."

Latimer said he wants to attend a big school and he has to have a good connection with the coaches. Those are his two "musts" when it comes to his future home.

Last fall he rushed for 260 yards, averaging about ten yards per carry. He had 911 receiving yards and proved his worth as a kick returner as well.


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