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He said accuracy and his ability to read defenses are his strengths as a quarterback.
“That's what its come down to the past two years – reading coverages and putting the ball where it needs to be,” Cochran said. “Getting my offense out of plays that can't work versus a defense pre-snap and getting it to the right receiver post-snap.”
Cochran's first scholarship offer came from Boston College, but BC pulled that offer after it hired a new offensive coordinator. Cochran considered playing Ivy League football at Yale or Princeton, but said his decision to play at UConn wasn't difficult.
“First of all, it's the home-stat e team,” he said. “It's really an honor to play for your home state. I believe Coach Pasqualoni is a very good coach. I really like the coaching staff and everyone on it. I got closer with them during the offseason, so it was a very easy choice once the [scholarship] offer came.”