Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bulletin! Bulletin! Kumar Davis signs with UMass

Whoa! UMass lands a two star RB/Safety from Patterson NJ. Story here . Link is now fixed.

See this previous post on Davis for an action shot and more links.

Davis turned down offers from Vanderbilt and Northwestern.

Another big signing for Coach Brown and the Minutemen!

UPDATE: Davis' Rivals page is here .

UPDATE II: An older Davis article here . His Scout.com page here . Key quote from his Scout.com bio: "I like to hit and I look to knock people out."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great News! I'm surprised that he is quoted as saying that he might get playing time as a freshman at safety. I feel like we're very deep in the secondary right now. Doesn't it seem like he can benefit us as a runningback immediately, since we don't have a true backup to Tony Nelson? Maybe the coaching staff views him more of a safety instead of a runningback.

Anonymous said...

Great news, and good point. The need for three running backs is essential. We have been very lucky in the past without sustaining injuries at the position. Igwenagu and Aguh haven't played and are untested. Put Davis in the backfield.

Anonymous said...

Davis said he will have a chance to play safety as a true freshman.

This surprised me also. He has the size to play safety immediately at 5'11"-6'1" and 205 lbs. Brown said he likes to red shirt all of his true freshmen. Would like to see him red shirt and gain 3-5 lbs per year so that when he becomes a red shirt sophomore he will be in the 215 range and the kind of fast big back we need to win a national championship!

I also like the fact he runs track. Nothing better for a football player to help build speed endurance and explosion.

Anonymous said...

It is great to see more and more of the extra talented athletes chose FCS programs over FBS schools with just average football programs. Kids are starting to realize they can play earlier and against a higher talent level with top FCS schools than with bottom feeders or just average programs in the FBS. They also realize that IF they have the ability they can make it to the next level from a good FCS program like UMass, Delaware, App State, Youngston State,Montana, North Dakota State, and so on. They know in this day and age of electronic media that the scouts will find them almost anywhere. In fact, even D-III school like Mount Union in Ohio.

Brown has done a fantastic job in his recruiting. Whether it is a 2 star freshmen straight out of high school like Kumar or a 3 or 4 star transfer like Incarnato, he gets the talent needed every year to maintain a strong football program. Hopefully, UMass can retain him in the future. With his ability to recruit and coach, along with his selected staff, some big FBS schools are going to be enticing him with their big paychecks in the next year or so. This will be especially true if he has another run at the NC this year or next.

I am sure that this coach is worth a lot more than his salary indicates. Unless UMass realizes this, he will go the way of most successful FCS mentors do. Yep, that's right, to the next level!

Anonymous said...

If Whipple is eventually offered a head coaching job in the NFL, I'm sure Brown will be his offensive coordinator. Sooner or later, yes, he will be off and running.

Anonymous said...

Brown an offensive coordinator? Glad you know so much about UMass football.

Anonymous said...

Oops! Obviously--!

umassfan said...

He may get PT at safety because we just may have a starting spot opening up... Stay tuned!

Anonymous said...

Could it be that Miles is leaving? The clue being that the coaching staff offered #5 to an incoming freshman?

umassfan said...

No not miles to my knowledge...

Anonymous said...

Miles isn't going anywhere, he and julian talley were instrumental in getting the Jersey kids!(McBride & Davis). Word is that McBride has to go to prep school first before enrolling at UMass next spring . . We'll see.

Anonymous said...

Happy to hear Miles is staying. Would like to see you keep your number and have a great year.