Newest UCONN commit from Stouffville

CFC Top 100 #1 ranked Rutherford commits to NCAA’s Huskies

CFC Top 100 #1  Trey Rutherford has made his decision.

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Two months after receiving the offer, the 6’5, 289 pound offensive tackle from Stouffville, Ontario has verbally committed to NCAA Division 1-A American Athletic Conference (formerly Big East Conference) team University of Connecticut Huskies (UCONN).

There were several teams that expressed interest in Rutherford including Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Boston College Buffalo and Michigan State; however, at the end of the day, UCONN was too good of an offer to pass up for the Ontario standout.

In an article by John Battle of  UCONN Report, Rutherford explained his reasons for committing to the Huskies.

“What made me choose UCONN was many factors, such as the coaching staff, academics, program, facilities and a chance to play Division 1-A football right away,” commented Rutherford.  “”Coach DeLeone and Coach Pasqualoni were in frequent contact with me, expressing how I could make a significant impact on the program right away,” he said. “Coach DeLeone was my primary recruiter and I think he is fantastic and truly wants the best for me and UCONN.”

Now that he has made his decision, Rutherford can focus on preparing for this upcoming fall season with the Kent Lions. He will look to improve on a successful 2012 campaign where he recorded “no sacks allowed.”

Trey Rutherford

Throughout his career, the Ontario offensive tackle has earned recognition for his play on the field.  Among the honours he’s received include Erickson (NEPSAC) All-League Team selection in 2012, two consecutive GTA Rising All-Star selections in 2011 and 2012, Knights Lineman of the Year in 2011, Raiders Lineman of the Year 2009 and selection as a member to Team Canada at the 2012 World Championships in Austin, Texas.

Other teams that Rutherford has played for include Villanova College Knights of the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA), the Markham Raiders of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Brother Andre Cardinals of the York Region Athletic Association (YRAA).

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