UConn WRs a Strength Heading into Season

Barry Brecheisen

While the quarterback situation remains up in the air, whomever ends up under center when the Huskies face BYU in the opener, they'll have plenty of pass-catching options to choose from.

There's senior Geremy Davis, whom first-year coach Bob Diaco thinks can be a difference-maker.

“He may not run the very fastest time, but he doesn’t use that for separation or ability to get open,” Diaco said last month. “He has unique traits, he reminds me of Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald of Pitt, not at that level, but that body. He’s hard to cover.

“He’s more physical than the defensive backs who will try to cover him and faster than the linebackers. He catches everything in his catch radius.”

Diaco continued with the praise this week.

"He's got some very unique traits," the coach said of Davis. "He reminds me of Michael Floyd (the former Notre Dame star now with theArizona Cardinals) or (Larry) Fitzgerald at Pitt, that kind of guy. He's hard to cover. He wins a lot of individual match-ups. He's more physical than the defensive backs that are going to try and defend him and he's faster and quicker than the linebackers that will try and cover him."

But there's also junior Deshon Foxx, a burner who should help in the downfield passing game, not to mention redshirt freshman John Green and junior Kamal Abrams.

"I think that we're going to be a great wide receiver group," Foxx said Monday, according to the Connecticut Post'sChris Elsberry. "I think that everyone comes to work every day and they work as hard as they possibly can. They work on technique, they work on hand-eye coordination and they work on getting out of their (route) breaks. We all try to coach each other and vice versa. I feel like the experience that we had last year, we all know each other and we know what everyone can do. We all know that each person can make the catch that's thrown to them."

Foxx continued: "We've got competition and, of course, competition is going to bring out the best in you. I love the competition, I love how everyone is competing for a spot."

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