Thursday, August 10, 2006

UMass adds three I-A transfers

UMass has added three transfers from I-A colleges. Matty Vautour has an article here about the trio (registration required).

Joining UMass will be Joe Sanford a 6-2 208 pd QB from Bridgeton Academy in Virginia. He originally walked on at I-A Virginia. His Virginia bio is here . He threw for 4,310 yards in high school and was 2nd team All-State. The circumstances of his leaving UVA are here . He will have four years of eligibility.

Also joining UMass is Courtney Robinson a 5-11 190 pd DB from Lake Worth FL by way of UConn. He will be the fourth UConn player to join UMass. His UConn bio is here . Robinson was 1st team All-County and honorable Mention All-area.

Note this quote from a poster on the I-AA message board:"Courtney Robinson BTW, is a damn good CB from Florida. When Charlie Weis took over ND he tried to get Robinson late in the recruiting season but Robinson stuck with UConn. He saw plenty of action last season and had some good plays against Louisville."

The third player is Heath Heekin a 6-3 325 pd OL from Riverside Community College. He spent a a red-shirt year at UNLV (generic UNLV football page). I could not find any specific bio page for him. UMass in now up to fifteen offensive linemen.


Anonymous said...

It appears that these three transfer will add some solid depth to the team. I am especially pleased to see an additional quarterback. Only time will tell how well he performs but it is encouraging to have a new face with potential competing for back up quarterback.

UMass74 said...

Having only two QB's on the roster would be a bad thing. Hopefully Joe Sanford learned from his mistake at UVA and will help UMass for the next four years.