Recruiting: Wachusett quarterback Tucker McDonald commits to UConn

Wachusett quarterback Tucker McDonald announced this afternoon that he is committing to the University of Connecticut.

McDonald has had a busy spring. A spring in which his recruitment ramped up big time. McDonald picked up offers from UConn, Rutgers, Buffalo, Bowling Green, Harvard URI and Bryant. He already held offers from Old Dominion, Yale and Western Kentucky.

Ultimately, McDonald committed to UConn and the reason is simple. It felt like home.

“As soon as I stepped on campus I felt like I was home. Everything is amazing about UConn from the facilities, to the coaches, to the players. The vibes are amazing there.”

Having the opportunity to play for Jim Mora and the Huskies coaching staff also appealed to McDonald.

” The coaches had a big factor in my decision. The love they showed me on my visit and how excited they are about me – it made me feel awesome. The coaches are great people and awesome to be around.”

McDonald should be a great fit in offensive coordinator Nick Charlton’s system. He is athletic and profiles more as a dual threat quarterback than a pocket passer which is what the Huskies prefer.

After a busy spring, McDonald is relieved that the recruiting process has come to an end and he can now just focus on football and his senior season at Wachusett.

“I am relieved that my decision is made. It was a lot of fun doing it but it was very stressful. My parents and friends helped me through the process but I am glad that I found my home.”

One of the top local quarterbacks is now “off the market.” McDonald picked a school that best suits him and his skill set. He found a place he can call home and that’s what it’s about.