ESPN Boston’s Brendan Hall tweeted that UConn extended an offer to Sha’ki Holines, a UMass recruit that already gave a solid verbal to the Minutemen.
Per @benlarsenwrites, UConn has offered Springfield Commerce LB and UMass commit Sha’ki Holines
— Brendan Hall (@BHallESPN) July 22, 2012
Rivals confirms the offer.
It appears that UConn is hot on UMass’ trail with Holines. Back when Holines committed, Tyrone Mathis, his head coach, told ESPN Boston that other schools weren’t really showing interest.
I just believe he’s all camped out. We really didn’t get any huge inclination from any other school that they wanted him, so he made his decision and I don’t know if anyone is going to jump in at this point.
UConn has officially jumped in and will now try to woo the three-star recruit. If I were a betting man, I’d wager that UConn invites Holines for a visit on August 30.
RECRUITING NOTE: Marcus Levy, a running back from Fort Pierce, Fl. with a UMass offer, gave a verbal commitment to Cincinnati. Levy is the second recruit to choose the Bearcats over the Minutemen – Eric Carter is the other.