Twitter reacts as UConn lands Bristol's Donovan Clingan

Bristol Central's Donovan Clingan at the the Bristol Central's gym at Bristol Central high school on Monday, April 12, 2021.

Bristol Central's Donovan Clingan at the the Bristol Central's gym at Bristol Central high school on Monday, April 12, 2021.

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It was a Friday night news dump that sent UConn basketball fans into a celebratory mood as the Fourth of July weekend began.

Donovan Clingan, one of the most highly-touted state recruits in years, committed to UConn. Clingan, of Bristol Central, made an official visit to Storrs Thursday and the news of his commitment came a day later.

Clingan made his announcement with posts on Instagram and Twitter.

Reaction to the news from friends, fans, analysts and members of the media was swift. A sampling of tweets since Clingan made his announcement, including a leadoff post from future teammate Rahsool Diggins:

Isaiah Whaley, another future, offers a bold prediction:

From Bristol Central principal Pete Wininger:

Reaction from ESPN NBA analyst and Bristol native Adrian Wojnarowski:

CBS analyst Jon Rothstein with a familiar take:

And more reaction from Twitter: