It’s time for the second round of NUC Sports State Player Rankings. Connecticut sees expansion from a Top 13 to a Top 18 with six new names. All new names are designated with a hashtag.
Last year the state produced nine FBS signees. The Constitution State already has 15 players committed to DI colleges and that number should increase. The 2017 class will be the largest number of FBS signees in any given recruiting cycle over the past ten years.
The highest new entry at #6 is receiver Russell Thompson-Bishop of Bloomfield High School. Last year as a junior he caught 41 passes for 728 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Warhawks won the Class S State Championship in 2015. Thompson-Bishop is verbally committed to Syracuse.
BYU commit Seth Willis of Newtown High School is the next highest new entry at #9. This massive offensive lineman will most likely project as an offensive guard for the Cougars.
Also German National Gerrik Vollmer recently transferred from Phillip Barbour High School in West Virginia to The Taft School in Connecticut. This athletic offensive lineman is currently committed to Louisville and comes in at #10.
Tarik Black of Cheshire Academy remains the #1 player in Connecticut. As of September, 8 Black has yet to decide where he will be playing football next year.
This is the final version of the Connecticut State Player Rankings for the class of 2017.