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UConn football adds quarterback Cale Millen

Cale Millen has announced his transfer to UConn. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound quarterback spent last year at FCS Northern Arizona after starting his college career in Oregon.

Coming out of Mt Si High School in Washington in the Class of 2019, Millen was a three-star rookie according to to 247 and Rivals. He picked the Ducks over offers from UCLA, Northwestern and Arizona State.

Here is his High School Scout 247 report:

“Millen has a good size and good mobility in the pockets and isn’t afraid to fold up and run. Can tackle due to size and strength. More arm strength, with good pocket mechanics and good throwing motion. Can change throwing motions and perform all throws, and is best on shorter and intermediate routes. Off-platform decision making can be uneven and will float passes instead of throwing the ball. Improved in its readings and progressions. Plans as a potential Power 5 starter over several years and first pick in the NFL Draft for Day 3. “

Millen has only appeared on special teams in Oregon and attempted 15 assists last year in northern Arizona, where he was listed as a freshman in a red shirt on the 2021 list.

Millen’s father, Hugh, was a star QB at the University of Washington before playing in the NFL from 1987 to 1996 and is currently a sports radio presenter in Seattle. His brother Clay is also a successor QB in high school and recently enlisted in Colorado state as a transfer from Nevada.

At Storrs, Millen brings an older presence and will complement the competition in the QB Hall. At the moment, Steven Krajewski and Tyler Phommachanh are the only two other signal callers on the list.

Considering all of the new staff and the impact of injuries on last year’s playing time at QB, offensive coordinator Nick Charlton will likely have an open competition before camp.

This is only one man’s opinion, but I would give Phommachanh the edge over the other two for now. Both Krajewski and Phommachanh saw more action than Millen, and the UConn incumbent’s experience under the center is at the level of FBS. Still, it’s an intriguing addition with a few perks.