Vital Joins Huskies

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, April 29th, 2016

Christian Vital 2016

St. Thomas More guard Christian Vital made a commitment to the University of Connecticut on Friday afternoon.

Vital initially committed to UNLV in the fall but didn't sign a National Letter of Intent and later re-opened his recruitment following Dave Rice's departure as the program's head coach.

He recently visited both UConn and Louisville, and was also considering Iowa, before deciding on the Huskies.

Vital is originally from New York but has virtually grown up in New England, beginning at junior boarding school before spending his sophomore year at Vermont Academy and then the last two years at St. Thomas More School.

"New England you stuck with me through my hardships and struggles," he tweeted this afternoon, "I'm glad I have the chance to repay you."

An ultra-competitive guard who shoots the ball well from the three-point line and gets after it on the defensive end, Vital is also a longtime product of the PSA Cardinals (previously Team Scan) Nike sponsored grassroots program.

He'll join another former PSA product in VCU transfer Terry Larrier, who will be eligible next year for the Huskies after sitting out this season per NCAA rules, as well as a former STM teammate in Steve Enoch.

Vital adds to what was already a top ten nationally ranked recruiting class with four ESPN 100 products already committed to the Huskies in scoring guard Alterique Gilbert, forward Juwan Durham, small forward Vance Jackson and Putnam Science Academy big man Mamadou Diarra.