After several weeks of practice and facing a crowded depth chart, freshman quarterback Richard Lagow announced on Twitter that he's leaving UConn.
"I want to thank the University of Connecticut for the opportunity to attend an outstanding university on a spectacular campus with great people," Lagow wrote Tuesday. "I wanted to make certain I honored my commitment to the University and supporters and competed through the summer and camp.
"My position on the football team is adequately stocked and I know that I can leave and not feel I have let down the team. I am headed back home and wish the players I have met the absolute best and look forward to seeing some of my new friends again someday.
"I appreciate all the support, especially from the Myers family, I believe this is what is best for everyone."
Lagow, a 6-6 quarterback from Plano, Tex., first committed to the Huskies in Jan. 2012. Twelve months later, he seemed less certain about his decision, partly because UConn had late commitments from two other QBs: Kivon Taylor and Timmy Boyle.
"Right now I am confused and I need to talk things over and figure out what I want to do with my family," Lagow told the Hartford Courant in Feb. 2013. "That's where my head is." But days later, Lagow signed his letter of intent, and he was practicing with the team this month in preparation for the season opener against Towson.
SNY.com's John Silver writes that while Lagow has "size and a good arm," Boyle has been impressive during training camp and is the likely No. 3 on the depth chart behind Chandler Whitmer and Casey Cochran.
Interestingly, coach Paul Pasqualoni talked about all his young quarterbacks -- including Lagow -- at a recent Middlesex Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
"Casey Cochran right now is mentally a little bit ahead," the coach said, according to the New Haven Register. "Timmy Boyle is working in there, Kivon Taylor, Richard Lagow I don’t know if I have ever been in the situation where I signed three quarterbacks and all three of them are really good players. They are all big, they are all 6-4, 6-5, they all have strong arms and all have a very good throwing motion. We don’t have a windup guy in there. We have guys who can put the ball into tight places and can throw the ball around the field."