Offensive lineman Dalton Gifford (Barnstable, Mass./Bridgton Academy) has experienced his share of bad luck in the recruiting process. Gifford originally committed to Northeastern coming out of Barnstable High School, but Northeastern eliminated its football program before Gifford graduated. Then he elected to play prep school football at Bridgton Academy in North Bridgton, Maine, and committed to Connecticut in early December. Last weekend, when he learned that Randy Edsall was leaving Connecticut to become the head coach at Maryland, Gifford wasn't sure if Connecticut was going to honor is scholarship.
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