October 1, 2007

New New Jersey pair on radar

The University of Connecticut football staff has been after Marlton (NJ) Cherokee's Lynell Payne and Demetrius Richardson throughout the recruiting process and now it seems like the Huskies are in on another Jersey pair.

This time the Huskies are after Optimus Prime and Animal G, better known as Dwayne Beckford and Dawan Nolton of Irvington (NJ). The pair of linebackers received a visit last week from UConn defensive backs coach Scott Lakatos, who let them know that the Huskies are looking to get younger at the linebacker position.

As is the case with Payne and Richardson, a package deal could be more attractive, but unlike with the Cherokee boys, UConn is not the only school that has an interest in Nolton and Beckford. Both hold offers from Pittsburgh, Temple and Toledo and have talked about playing together.

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