"He received an offer yesterday from UTEP," said his mother, Nancy.
The Miners get a jump on one of the top safety prospects in the Inland Empire.
Last fall, Connette had 93 tackles, three forced fumbles, two interceptions, two recovered fumbles (103 yards in return), and a sack and earned Second Team All-Big VIII honors.
Academically, he has a 4.0 GPA.
His older brother, Brandon, is a quarterback at Duke.