Dwayne DiftonRandy Edsall’s hiring of Joe Moorhead as offensive coordinator is already paying dividends for the UConn Huskies football team.

The Huskies received a verbal commitment from 4-star recruit wide receiver Dwayne Difton out of St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is the highest ranked recruit to ever commit to UConn.

“I did my research on him, his offense is pretty good, pretty awesome,” Difton said of Moorhead, who came from Akron.

Difton was also considering Southern Mississippi, Purdue, Minnesota, Boston College, Colorado State and Big East foes Rutgers and Syracuse. He had previously given South Florida a verbal commitment during his junior year but decided to reopen his recruitment.

Difton learned his skills from a famous father of one his teammates Duron Carter (his father is former NFL great and future Hall of Famer Cris Carter).

This comes from ESPN’s Tom Luginbill on their ESPNU Insider recruiting page:

“Difton is one of the most underrated wide receivers in the entire southeast. He just makes plays and does so many things well. He is used to competing against high quality competition and he is ultra competitive in his work habits on game day. He has a go-to feel about him.”

“This is a big pick-up for UConn because this has not been a program that has produced many playmakers in the passing game and he gives them some versatility and productivity and is just a darn good football player.”

All the pundits have said that UConn needed a high-profile receiver to get to the next level and now it appears they have their man. Difton is expected to step right in and contribute as a true freshman next season.

Hopefully this is the start of trend for the UConn football program.