UConn football program adding players through transfer portal

But Mora and his staff are engaging in the craziness as they continue to rebuild the UConn football program. Coming off a bowl appearance in his first year, Mora has secured seven transfers from other programs.

Who are the new huskies? Here’s a list of the transfers, starting with the most recent additions.

Noah Plack TallericoDB, Delaware (announced Jan. 12)

6-2, 215 pounds, grad student

A member of the Delaware Blue Hens for five seasons, Plack-Tallerico recorded 93 total tackles with a forced fumble and recovery this past fall. In two straight seasons he was named a CAA second team selection, and has also been named a HERO Sports Sophomore All-American.

Joe FagnanoQB, Maine (announced Jan. 12)

6-3, 225, red shirt junior

Fagnano started 11 games for Maine this past fall, throwing for 2,231 yards and 15 touchdowns while completing 208 of 364 passes with six interceptions. He also rushed for 296 yards and three touchdowns on 93 carries. Over four years, the Williamsport, Penn. native started 27 games for the Black Bears. His former head coach at Maine for three years was Nick Charlton, UConn’s offensive coordinator.

Ray EldridgeDL, Richmond (announced Jan. 6)

6-4, 260, grade student

Eldridge played at Richmond since 2018 after graduating from South Fayette High in McDonald, Penn. This past season as a redshirt senior he appeared in all 13 games for the Spiders, recording 34 total tackles, with 8.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks. Eldridge was named to the Colonial Athletic Association Football Third Team Defense.

Mumu Bin WahadCB, West Virginia (announced Jan. 5)

5-10, 179, Sun.

Bin-Wahad appeared in five games as a freshman this fall for West Virginia, recording four total tackles and one attempted punt return. Bin-Wahad was a three-star recruit hailing from Georgia who was also considering transferring to UCF and Memphis.

Louis HansenTE, Michigan (announced Dec. 26)

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