Just five days ago, 3-star offensive lineman Noel Brouse committed to Villanova. Now, he has flipped to Connecticut in an apparent change of heart. Brouse announced the decision on Twitter.
I'm Committed to UCONN! #HuskyNation pic.twitter.com/V0kpytfVLv— Noel Brouse (@n3brouse) January 24, 2016
The former Syracuse commitment was part of a 5-man haul on the offensive line for the Wildcats, so from a depth perspective this isn't the end of the world for the Wildcats. It was one of their top-rated recruits, however, and losing good talent always stings.
We see it once ever couple years, but the call of the FBS is real. It's always dicey when a committed player gets a late offer from an FBS power. UConn is just a couple of seasons removed from a BCS game as well and though they've struggled recently, they have also proved success is possible out of the AAC.
Still, Villanova's work putting together a strong class on the offensive line means they'll be just fine.
Best of luck to Noel Brouse in his career!