Timothy Pasmore, cocoa’s senior defensive lineman, was watching Florida play Notre Dame on Sunday night, with news flashing at the bottom of the screen.
UConn coach Randy Edsall, who promised Pasmore to play verbally, retired at the end of the season. The next day, Edsall soon resigned and it was announced that defensive coordinator Ruspanos was the interim coach for the rest of the season.
“I saw it and thought it was’crazy’,” Pasmore said. “I was shocked when I saw it. When I visited, I just talked to him. It’s crazy to deal with it.”
Pasmore isn’t the only Florida senior dealing with Edsall’s decision failure. Seven of the 14 Husky commits in the 2022 class are from Florida.
3 Star Rookie Donovan Branch (Winter Garden-Foundation Academy Defensive End), Kareem Burke (Jacksonville-Rains Wide Receiver), Reggie Jean (Foundation Academy Defensive Lineman), Jeremiah Magill (Hollywood-Chaminade-Madonna Defensive Back), Christopher Calhorn (Jacksonville-Sandalwood Quarterback / Athletes) and two-star rookie D’Mon Brinson (Fort Lauderdale-Dillard) have also pledged to UConn.
Burke said UConn was one of the first schools to offer and liked how much the program wanted him.
“(Edsall’s retirement) I was a little worried at first,” Burke said. “But I believe in them to organize everything.”
High school athletes dealing with coach changes before the national signing date are nothing new. It is a bit unusual to occur in early September rather than late November or early December.
With Edsall leaving the program and Spanos being promoted to interim head coach, UConn can quickly start looking for the next head coach.
Also, UConn commits are in a state of instability while waiting to see who is hired and which assistant the coach keeps.
Burke said he has been in contact with Corey Edsall, the son of tight-end coach Randy Edsall, since the change of coach.
Pasmore said he is sticking to his commitment.
“Now I’m still fine,” he said. “When I saw the news, I thought it was cool with the defensive coordinator. I talked to him on my visit, and I feel really comfortable with him.”
Florida promises to stick to UConn after coach change
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