June 19, 2010

Blueford high on Huskies?

Chesapeake (Va.) Indian River cornerback Mylon Blueford isn't a name most UConn fans are probably familiar with yet, but the 5-foot-11, 150-pound defensive back is definitely on the coaching staff's radar. What's going on between Blueford and the Huskies?

UConnReport.com caught up with Blueford to try and get a read on where the Huskies stand with the rising senior from the talent-rich state of Virginia.

Blueford's only offer at this point is from Richmond, and he picked that scholarship up late last week. More schools appear to be seriously evaluating him and when one scholarship comes in more can come flooding in quickly.

"I speak with coach (Darrell) Perkins on a regular basis, at least once every couple of weeks," Blueford explained. "We have a pretty good relationship. He came by the school to see me during the spring evaluation period. I've got a pretty good relationship with UConn.

"He's (Perkins) explained everything about the school to me ... the majors they have, what the atmosphere at the school is like and all that stuff. He sounds like a pretty straightforward guy. He came to the school and spoke with one of my coaches. He's a straightforward guy and I like him."

Blueford admitted the idea of leaving home and going to a college so far away is difficult to wrap his mind around, but he also said ultimately he might have to make a difficult decision like that.

"It would be kinda tough," he said. "I might not want to get too far from home but I've got to go wherever I feel welcome and I'll look at how early I'm going to be able to (play)."

Richmond is at the top of his list, of course, because the Spiders are the only ones that have offered so far. That could change in a hurry if new offers come in.

"Marshall's gonna be offering me soon," he added. "I talked with coach Roberts the other day and they want to offer me. Also, I blew it up over at Virginia Tech's camp. They said the only reason they didn't offer on the spot is they're just taking one corner and they want to see some other guys."

Blueford said he won't make a decision until later in the process when he finds out what schools will be involved and he talks things over with his dad.

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