Bristol Central's Rosa picks UConn

Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 18:31
Written by RYAN AMES


The future of the UConn football program received a hometown boost Wednesday as Bristol Central star Victor Rosa announced his commitment to join the Huskies.

Rosa is a three-star recruit and holds an 86 ranking per, and couldn't pass up the opportunity to suit up for the college program just an hour away.

"The coaching staff and I (Corey Edsall) specifically have built a strong relationship over the past year, and overall I wanted to stay home and make the biggest impact possible," Rosa said in a text to the Herald/Press.

Rosa earned offers from Boston College, Columbia, Army and Yale, to name a few, but UConn was the first school to recognize Rosa's potential, offering the all-around athlete back in October.

About to enter his senior season with the Rams, Rosa has been a weapon on both sides of the field for the past two seasons. As a sophomore two years ago, Rosa recorded 1,146 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns as well as 475 passing yards for two touchdowns.

"I've been dreaming of this moment all my childhood growing up, and I want to go to the next level where I see myself seeing the field and doing what I do to help my team and I succeed," Rosa said.

Rosa waited to reveal his college plans until Wednesday since it was the same day as his mother Deanna's birthday.

Rosa now marks the second Bristol Central athlete in as many weeks to announce their intentions to continue their careers in Storrs. Donovan Clingan revealed July 2 he will join the UConn basketball team starting in the fall of 2022.

The Rams will open the 2021 season on Sept. 10 with a road matchup against Bloomfield. Bristol Central finished the 2019 season 5-5.

Ryan Ames can be reached at 860-801-5094 or on Twitter @_RyanAmes.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, UConn on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 18:31. Updated: Wednesday, 14 July 2021 18:33.