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Lake Braddock QB Michael Nebrich commits to Connecticut

Lake Braddock quarterback Michael Nebrich has orally committed to play college football at Connecticut.

Nebrich, a 6-foot-1 junior, committed to a full scholarship with the Huskies following a visit this weekend.

"I started talking to U-Conn. in January," Nebrich said on Sunday. "I took my visit yesterday (Saturday) and I just kind of fell in love with the place."

Nebrich threw for 3,289 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for 1,231 yards and 24 touchdowns, and entered the Virginia High School League record books in several categories this past season as he guided the Bruins (12-3) into the Virginia AAA Division 6 state finals this fall. Lake Braddock fell, 35-21, to Thomas Dale.

Nebrich said he had offers from James Madison, Towson, Marshall, Ohio and Miami of Ohio. He took visits to most of those schools.

Nebrich said his budding relationship with Huskies head coach Randy Edsall sealed the deal during his visit this past weekend.

"One thing I was looking for was a coach that was family oriented with his team," said Nebrich. "We talked for a good 45 minutes and he said he treats his players like his own son."

He added that Lake Braddock coach Jim Poythress's relationship with Huskies offensive coordinator Joe Moorehead helped Nebrich build a relationship with the program.

Nebrich, who is also a standout baseball player at Lake Braddock, will not return to the diamond next year in order to maintain his health and focus on football. He said that he will meet with coaches and counselors at Lake Braddock this week to discuss the option of graduating early in order to get to Connecticut by January.

He will redshirt his freshman year, he said.

"It's really, it's a big thing for me because it was a lot of pressure finally getting the offers and then talking to coaches and doing all the things they wanted me to do," said Nebrich. "It's nice to finally get the pressure off."

See video of Nebrich here.

By B.J. Koubaroulis  | June 6, 2010; 11:16 PM ET
Categories:  Connecticut, Football, Lake Braddock  
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