Tuesday, July 17, 2007

UMass adds six players to roster

The 2007 UMass football roster shows six new players (sorta)
  • Victor Cruz is back. The highly touted, but seldom seen WR is back wearing #81
  • Breyone Evans a 6-0 239 pd FB transfer from Syracuse. Grad student. Played in all 11 games for the Orange last year.
  • Jared Chivers a 6-3 240 pd OL from Dalton, MA. On the scout team in 2006.
  • Jonathan Herandez a 5-11 200 pd TB from Leominster, MA
  • Scott Wallace a 6-3 185 pd QB from Wilmington,DE
  • Jeremy Horne a 6-2 190 pd WR transfer from Syracuse. RS Sophomore.
UPDATE: Evans MaxPreps page is here . Horne's MaxPreps page is here . This article mentions both of them.

Scott Wallace gets mentioned here .


Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened to the kid from Miami that was possibly transferring to UMass?

UMass74 said...

Last I heard he was taking summer classes at UMass to become eligible. Have not heard if he made it.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I thought that the NCAA made noise during the winter by outlawing grad student transfers.

UMass74 said...

I did too, but it seems that this is in force. From the NCAA website.
A student-athlete who is enrolled in a graduate or professional school of the college or university which he/she previously attended as an undergraduate student may participate in intercollegiate athletics, provided he/she has eligibility remaining and is within five calendar years of initial full-time collegiate enrollment for Division I and within the first ten full-time semesters of collegiate enrollment for Divisions II and III.

A student-athlete who has eligibility remaining and is within the specified five-year or ten-semester period also may participate while enrolled in a graduate or professional school at a Division I or II college or university other than the institution at which he/she completed an undergraduate degree, provided he/she meets the criteria of the one-time transfer exception to the general transfer residence requirement. That exception is as follows:

o The student-athlete must be seeking to participate in a sport other than Division I football, basketball and men's ice hockey, except that a student-athlete who seeks to participate in Division I-AA football may use this exception only if transferring from a Division I-A program.

Anonymous said...

What about Matt Goods who signed with us -
http://umassathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/020707aac.html , Shane Viveiros and the other walkons?

UMass74 said...

I think Goods and Vivieros, since they are not on the roster, will not be with UMass this season.

Not appearing on the roster in the past indicates a year of prep school for the player.

Apparently, we had a scholarship open up recently as we have signed Blake Vanderweil a LB from CA. See today's post.

Walkons may spend a year on the scout team.

ssamu fan said...


umassfan said...

The kid from Miami will not be at UMass this year. Also a couple other players are no longer with our team so we have a few scholarships left to offer.