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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Avon Old Farms' McQuillan headed to UConn

By ESPNBoston.com

Sean McQuillan, who will prep at Avon Old Farms this year after his career with Glastonbury (Conn.) High football, has committed to UConn, according to the Hartford Courant.

A 6-foot-4 quarterback and running back at Glastonbury, McQuillan joins the Class of 2014, which already has a local flair with Taariq Allen (Rivers), Max DeLorenzo (Berlin, Conn.) and Paul Nwokeji (Thayer Academy).

Read more on McQuillan from Scouts, Inc.:
This kid is a unique, terrific athlete that is used in a variety of roles, but few of them have anything to do with what he'll likely end up playing at the next level. McQuillan has lined up at linebacker, running back, wide receiver and even quarterback. He is essentially a tight end/H-back being utilized as a versatile prospect for the benefit of this team because he is clearly the teams' best player. He has terrific size and bulk-- is really impressive on the hoof at this stage. Shows very good overall movement skills. Has smooth hips for a bigger player and displays impressive lateral change-of-direction as a runner. He is used as a bruising running back/fullback and does a good job not only lowering his shoulder, but bouncing plays to the outside and showing impressive burst and top end speed you did not think he had. He has very good ball skills and is one of those players that appears comfortable in any role he is placed in. Has great hands-- adjusts to poorly thrown balls with ease and does an excellent job of looking the ball in. Will extend in a crowd, stretch the seam and is capable of going the distance if he gets a straight-line in the open field. He is clearly a man amongst boys against this level of competition. McQuillan does not appear to be quite as tall as his listed height. He is a "block" of a body and is actually built a bit more like a fullback than he is a tight end. Overall, McQuillan will likely end up as a fulltime tight end and will have to adjust and develop into an in-line blocker. He can do the things physically in the passing game and is a good athlete to blossom once he lands at one position fulltime.