Sylva looks back at his visit
Linebacker Jason Sylva of Plymouth (Mass.) Tabor Academy has already made several visits to UConn since his commitment, but last weekend was a little more special. The big backer finally had the chance to enjoy his official visit and shared his thoughts with UConnReport.com last night.
"My visit was last weekend and it was great," said Sylva. "The game was great. Since I'm local I had the chance to make it to a few games this year, and this game was the best I have seen. The atmosphere was great, and the team followed suit and took care of business."
The interaction Sylva had with the other recruits during the weekend was another highlight.
"These guys are awesome, Jhavon Williams and Chauncey Lanier," said Sylva. "I can't wait to go through this experience with them and do something special."
Aside from the recruits, Sylva also felt at ease with the current UConn players.
"The guys made me feel right at home," said Sylva. "They took me in and made me a part of the family right from the get go."
With several visits to UConn behind him, Sylva has continued to grow a bond with the coaching staff.
"The coaches were great," said Sylva. "I really have built a great relationship with a lot of the coaching staff, Coach Brown specifically. I also spoke with Coach Pasqualoni multiple times. Other than Coach Brown, that's the other coach I have built a good relationship with and really look forward to playing for."
There are several reasons why Sylva thinks very highly of Coach Pasqualoni.
"His ability to never get too high or too low at points," said Sylva. "He knows there's a lot of work to be done with the program, being a first year coach there, and it seems as if he's ready and focused to get us to the top of the Big East. Coach P has big goals and I hope that we, as a team, can rise to the challenge the next few years and accomplish them."
When he makes his move to UConn, Sylva already knows what he will be majoring in.
"I'm going to major in sports management," said Sylva. "I plan to get into coaching at the highest level possible when my career is over."
However, before Sylva makes his move to UConn he still has to figure out when that move will actually take place. As we begin December, Sylva is still trying to figure out if he may possibly enroll in the spring.
"I'm still working it out to get my diploma from my school," said Sylva. "I'm having a meeting with my headmaster at school on Friday, so hopefully I'll know soon."
UConnReport.com will continue to check in with Sylva to see if he gets the approval from Tabo Academy to enroll during the spring at UConn.
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