Several Class of 2015 recruits from New Jersey made the trip to Hartford on Saturday night to check out the Huskies in action against Michigan. One of these was defensive tackle Clay Kemp of Homdel (N.J.) St. John Vianney, who was impressed with what he experienced.
"Recruiting has been going well as of late," said Kemp, who is 6-foot-1 and 286 pounds. "Last weekend I went on an unofficial visit to Rutgers for their game versus Eastern Michigan and this past weekend I went to UConn for an unofficial for their game versus Michigan. I'm trying to schedule a visit for UMass also."
Kemp shared his thoughts on both the UConn and Rutgers visits.
"Rutgers was great. The fans were real exciting and always into the game. The atmosphere really surprised me and I love the way the program is going," he said. "UConn was very interesting. I didn't know much about the program until the visit but I loved it. The fans and coaches were great and the team played very well against Michigan. I can see UConn going back to their winning ways very soon. Overall I was very impressed by both programs."
Kemp's interaction with the UConn coaching staff was limited on Saturday because he had to leave the game early, but he did mention that he plans to return for another game this fall. So what does he think about the UConn program and school?
"I actually love it," he said. "At first I was iffy about making the trip but my guidance counselor talked me into and I fell in love with it as soon as I walked onto the field. The stadium was beautiful. I want to study business when I get to college and I know UConn has the best business school which really caught my eye."
While the Huskies lost, Kemp saw some positives on the field.
"I thought it was great," he said. "I loved the turn out from the fans and alumni. The defense played great. It was upsetting that they lost after the great game they played."
On the field this fall, Kemp has helped his team to a 1-1 start with a match-up against Red Bank Catholic coming up this weekend.
UConnReport.com will continue to stay in touch with Kemp to see how his recruiting process and his junior season move along.
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