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    Monday, February 26, 2024

    UConn football team adds eight transfers

    Storrs – UConn head football coach Jim Mora announced the Huskies have added eight transfer student-athletes who will join the Huskies for the spring semester.

    The transfers are as follows:

    Mumu Bin-Wahad, cornerback

    5-10/179 - Atlanta, Ga./Grayson HS (West Virginia)

    Will have three years of eligibility. In 2022 saw action in five games as a true freshman and finished with four tackles. In high school, played corner back at Grayson High…Named 2020 GACA 7A South All-State First Team Defense…Helped Grayson (10-4) advance to the final four of the Class 7A playoffs during his senior season while logging 40 tackles, including 35 solo stops, and three interceptions

    Ray Eldridge, defensive line

    6-4/310 – McDonald, Pa./South Fayette (Richmond)

    Will have one year of eligibility Comes to UConn for his final year of eligibility after wrapping his career at Richmond. Played in 37 career games and totaled 71 tackles, 10.5 for a loss with six sacks. Is coming off his best season in 2022 where he finished with 34 tackles, 8.5 for a loss, and was second on the team with 4.5 sacks.

    Joseph Fagnano, quarterback

    6-3/225 - Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport (Maine)

    Will have two years of eligibility Played three seasons at Maine under Huskies offensive coordinate Nick Charlton. In 2022 he posted career high passing totals, completing 208 passes for 2,231 yards and 15 touchdowns against just six interceptions…He averaged 202.8 yards per game. Fagnano also had career-best rushing numbers last fall, running for 296 yards on 93 carries for three scores.

    Eriq Gilyard, Linebacker

    5-11/230 - Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian Academy (Kansas)

    Will have one year of eligibility left. Transferred to Kansas in 2022 for his r-senior season after four years at Central Florida. In 2022 he saw action in 12 games for the Jayhawks, recording 24 tackles, 2.0 for a loss, with an interception and a pair of passes defended…Helped lead KU to a 6-6 record and spot in the Liberty Bowl.

    Louis Hansen, tight end

    6-6/252 - Dover, Mass./St. Sebastian’s (Michigan)

    Will have three years of eligibility. Appeared in three games over 2021 and 2022 at Michigan. Was a four-year varsity starter in football and basketball at St. Sebastian's School where he captained both teams in 2020.

    Zakhari Spears, safety

    6-1/195 - Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola HS (Washington)

    Will have four years of eligibility. Did not see any game action in 2021 or 2022 and decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal following the end of the 2022 regular season.

    Jalen Mitchell, running back

    5-10/221 – Rockledge, Fla./Rockledge HS (Louisville)

    Will have two years of eligibility. Saw action in 26 games over three season of play at Louisville…Carried the ball 217 times for 1,117 yards and seven touchdowns and caught 16 passes for 154 yards in his career.

    Noah Plack, defensive back

    6-2/215 – Bridgeville, Pa./South Fayette (Delaware)

    Will have one year of eligibility. Will finish his collegiate career at UConn after finishing his time at Delaware. Played in 43 career games with the Fighting Blue Hens, making 269 tackles, 6.5 for a loss, with three career interceptions, 17 pass break ups, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

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