Friday, July 11, 2008

Recruiting News 07/11/08

A UMass Football Blog reader reports that two UMass recruits played in the July 4th 2008 Virginia High School Coaches All-Star game .

Korrey Davis (RB 5-10 185) had five carries for 17 yards and Tyler Homes (LB 6-0 195) was Defensive MVP!

Thanks to Tony for the report!

UMass is apparently interested in Peter Rose a DB who was the Virginia Player-of-the-Year. He was released from a letter of intent to Virginia Tech after getting in trouble.

Rose was considered a model student athlete before his problems.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

What kind of message does that send VA pulled his scholarship so come to Umass where it dosent matter that is WRONG! Umass has had problems with some kids in the same situation and as a result they are not on the roster any longer why should UMass standards be lower than VA and what about all the kids that do what they are supposed to? Why is Umass taking other schools garbage?

UMass74 said...

Well, it seems that UMass is interested, that does not mean he's coming for sure.

His troubles may be less that the papers make out. If he had "X" about of weed and the State designates that as more that personal use that's intent-to-sell and he apparently had it in his school locker and that's an extra crime because it was on school grounds.

UMass has contacts in Virginia and I assume we would not be looking at him if someone did not vouch for his character.

I would not get excited at this stage as we don't even know if he's coming. I reported it because it's been on the wires.

Many schools will give a player a second chance if they think it's warranted.

See:Delaware takes a twice arrested TE

Anonymous said...

A High Academic Performer taking a pre-med schedule of classes sounds like a good risk. We have room for any student who can perform in the classroom and may need a second chance. Football is a bonus and we could certainly use a pass catching TE. Jorgensen is a RS-SR and we don't have any depth behind him.

We need to get the word out that Student-athletes are welcome. This year we haven't gotten the number of transfers we usually get.

Anonymous said...

We're not getting the number of transfers because coaches aren't advising them to leave as much as they used to. Blame the APR.

Anonymous said...

Again He's not good enuf for VA but bring your garbage to UMASS and this is not the first time and UMASS has been burnt JUST LOOK at who is missing from the spring roster and figure out for yourself we should have the same standards as other schools maybe this kid deserves a second chance but not at our expense every action has a reaction and breaking the law is breaking the law no matter who you are What kind of example are we setting for young players that are doing the right thing NONE!

Anonymous said...

UMass isn't burnt when a young adult fails to take advantage of an opportunity presented to him / her. UMass has always accepted underachievers who demonstrated a willingness to work and improve in all academic programs. The athletes are the only ones you are aware off.

The message it sends is come to UMass because we offer you an education and a 2'nd chance. Sounds like a message we can be proud of.

Anonymous said...

anonymous #1 said
What kind of message does that send VA pulled his scholarship so come to Umass where it dosent matter that is WRONG! Umass has had problems with some kids in the same situation and as a result they are not on the roster any longer why should UMass standards be lower than VA and what about all the kids that do what they are supposed to? Why is Umass taking other schools garbage?

I can't tell you how many resumes or job applications I have reviewed, nor can I tell you how many looked like this. When they did I threw them away. Before I threw them away I always looked to see what school the applicant attended. I never wasted time checking their references. Anything written this poorly made me question the educational institution the person attended. I can assure you then next candidate who put down the same school was never interviewed.

Why kind of message do you think you sent with your post, purportedly from someone who received a degree from UMass? What kind of impression are you making when you write like this? What kind of damage are you trying to do to the reputation of UMass?

UMass74 said...

OK, guys.

No flame wars. Please!

dennisdent said...

He's going to be spending some time in jail (if he's found guilty of course), before he steps onto any college football field.

http://www.srislawyer.com/PracticeAreas/SRIS-VIRGINIA-CRIMINAL-DRUG-LAWYER.asp#Prohibiting_the_sale_of_drugs_on_or_near_certain_properties

Anonymous said...

I believe everyone should be given 2nd chance, given the right circumstances.

Anonymous said...

If the kid is of good character, and his transgressions are neither out of malice nor with any intent to harm, I vehemently believe that any young person should be given an opportunity to redeem themselves in light of mistakes that can be a means of learning and maturing. We are all imperfect. Let he who cast the first stone....

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UMass74 said...

Just deleted one of the dumber comments so far.

Anonymous said...

playing football is a privlidge not a right.....trash is trash no matter how much air freshener you use....