UConn secures in-state talent

Class of 2013 athlete Noel Thomas (Norwalk, Conn./St. Luke's) committed to play for the in-state Huskies on Satruday, according to The Hour.

UConn was the first to offer, but other programs such as Boston College, Maryland, Rutgers and Temple were recruiting the 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior.

Thomas displayed his playmaking ability as a sophomore when he rushed for 516 yards and 10 scores and caught two touchdown passes. This past fall he rushed for 1067 yards and 11 touchdowns and hauled in another score through the air.

He is UConn's first commitment for 2013.