2017 NUC Sports Connecticut State Football Player Recruiting Rankings per NUC Sports Magazine (Version 2.0)

Russell Thompson-Bishop of Bloomfield High

Last year the state produced nine FBS signees. The Constitution State already has 14 players committed to DI colleges and that number should increase.

It’s time for the second round of NUC Sports State Player Rankings. Connecticut sees expansion from a Top 13 to a Top 17 with five new names. All new names are designated with a hashtag.

Last year the state produced nine FBS signees. The Constitution State already has 14 players committed to DI colleges and that number should increase.

The highest new entry at #6 is receiver Russell Thompson-Bishop of Bloomfield High School. Last year as a junior he caught 41 passes for 728 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Warhawks won the Class S State Championship in 2015. Thompson-Bishop is verbally committed to Syracuse.

BYU commit Seth Willis of Newtown High School is the next highest new entry at #9. This massive offensive lineman will most likely project as an offensive guard for the Cougars.

Tarik Black of Cheshire Academy remains the #1 player in Connecticut. As of September, 8 Black has yet to decide where he will be playing football next year.

This is the final version of the Connecticut State Player Rankings for the class of 2017.

Rank
​Name
​Pos
​Size
SCHOOL
Video

1
Tarik  Black
WR
6-3/200
Cheshire Academy, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3170573/tarik-black

2
Ben Mason
LB
6-3/240
Newtown, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1819559/ben-mason

3
James Makszin
OL
6-4/285
Norwalk, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4963859/james-makszin

4
Samuel Vretman
​OL
6-6/295
Cheshire Academy, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/6405795/samuel-vretman

5
CJ Holmes
ATH
6-0/195
Cheshire Academy, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3170833/craigcj-holmes

6
Russell Thompson-Bishop#
WR
6-2/200
Bloomfield, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4498640/russell-thompson-bishop

7
Brandon Sebastian
DB
6-1/175
Cheshire Academy, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/6390107/brandon-sebastian

8
Andrew Stueber
​OL
6-6/305
Darien, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3986909/andrew-stueber

9
Seth Willis#
OL
6-6/315
Newtown, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/6056972/seth-willis

10
Dillon Harris#
LB
6-1/215
Bloomfield, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3666789/dillon-harris

11
Omar Fortt
​DB
6-1/190
St. Luke's, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/6324724/omar-fortt

12
CJ Lewis
QB
6-3/195
Cheshire Academy, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4581380/cj-lewis

13
Justin Brown
RB
5-10/200
St. Luke's, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3335184/justin-brown

14
Jason Pinnock#
DB
6-1/190
Windsor, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/6415798/jason-pinnock

15
Ryan Fitton#
TE
6-5/240
Staples, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3495038/ryan-fitton

16
Peter Wise
OL
6-5/290
Brunswick, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4051592/highlights

17
Kareem Burton
OL
6-5/320
Kingswood-Oxford, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4530907/kareem-burton

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