Phillips wide receiver Quayvon Skanes commits to Connecticut

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It came down to three for Phillips rising senior wide receiver Quayvon Skanes: Connecticut, Northwestern, and Central Michigan.

Thursday, he announced that the Huskies came out on top and made his oral commitment to the program.

“It was a tough decision. All three schools I really liked, so I had to find something that was different and would set one apart,” said Skanes. “To me it felt like Uconn was the best fit for me. All the way around, as far as school and football. It was the best fit for me.”

“Those schools were in my top three because the coaching staffs. I talked to all of them a lot. They all showed me love, and stayed in touch with me.”

A sense of comfort kept coming into play for the 5-10, 165-pounds explosive athlete.

“The players and the coaching staff just made me feel comfortable,” said Skanes. “I talked to the players there and they were great, and I talk to the coaching staff on a regular basis, more than most of the other coaches.”

According to Scout Recruiting National Analyst Allen Trieu, Skanes is a great mix of athleticism, football IQ and playmaking ability.

“Skanes is a playmaker who is dangerous in the open field and has good speed and elusiveness,” Trieu said. “He tracks the ball well and has all the tools to create separation at the next level as he continues to refine his route running.”

At the next level, Skanes plans to continue to play on his strengths in the slot.

“They are giving me the option to do what I do best, and that is slot receiver. Plus, they are probably going to have me on special teams and kick returns,” Skanes said. “Plus, they said they will move me to the outside sometimes.”

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