Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Recruiting 2009 --- Dillion Romain


UMass is interested in Dillon Romain a 5-10 205 pd RB from NJ powerhouse Don Bosco Prep. He's a Rivals two star TB.

His Rivals web page is here .

YouTube highlights here and watch this run.

2008 stats here . Summary: 206 carries 1,426 yds, 6.97 AVE 25 TD's

Romain was the the NJ Gatorade Player-of-the-Year.

Also interested are Hofstra, Central Michigan, Towson and Costal Carolina.

Image by MaxPreps/Daniel Cuppola.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Frank, How are we expressing our interest? Are our coaches making house calls to meet the player and parents? Some schools actually bring (fly) the parents up with the player when they make their official visit to the school. Pete Carrol went to Florida this week to meet with 1 player. The point is to establish a relationship with the player and we never hear about our coaches doing so.

Anonymous said...

Why are so many people questioning how UMass recruits this winter?

Anonymous said...

Yeah and it's not like Frank is on the coaching staff.These are not answers anyopne but the staff has.

Anonymous said...

funny guy.

Anonymous said...

If his 40 time is legitimate, he could likely get his time to 4.45 within a year or two. I'm surprised BCS teams--namely Rutgers--hasn't pursued him. He does appear to be smaller than 5' 10" but still, that run is impressive.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, was Pete Carroll just mentioned as an example of how UMass should do their recruiting?

Anonymous said...

I'd rather have Scyocurka.

Mike Cassano said...

I think the point is we need to get our coaches out to the prospects houses and establish relationships. There was an article in the Springfield paper on how Coach Brown established relationships to bring players to Amherst.
Going somewhere (I think someone said we were in Florida to watch a all-star game) is a waste of money if time isn't spent in a prospects house. We are talking about 17 and 18 year old kids and their parents and their hs coaches want to know their kids are being looked after.

On the positive side, we now have 2 scouts in Florida. Ex Coach Mark Whipple is at the University of Miami and ex RB Coach Mike Cassano is at FIU.
Mike Cassano

Anonymous said...

Also just to add to the recruiting questions...How much money do you think the football team generates each year? I happen to know for a fact that they indeed lose money every year. Over a million per year. With the economy the way it is and the chancellor and everyone else trying to cut back the budget, does it seem feasible to fly anywhere to recruit 1 player? Don't think so.

We are not USC and probably never will be, who just so happens to have the luxury of being able to fly across the country to recruit whomever they would like.

However, UMass' recruiting policy has seemed to work thus far. I.e. Liam Coen, Steve Baylark, and Brandon London just to name a few over the past 5 years. So why don't we ease up on how they go about their business.

Anonymous said...

Every team at UMass loses money. People seem to ignore that though and just focus on football.

Anonymous said...

The coaching staff has been criss-crossing the country to re-assure the potential recruits that everything is fine but they've already lost some recruits due to the changeover. Some coaches (High School) have steered players to other teams.

UMass74 said...

ASFAIK, UMass has the same tools as everyone else in the CAA. We do not have the bells & whisles that a team like USC does.

Jimmy Reid used to make recruiting trips and sleep on the floor of friend's houses.

Friends of Football provides support for the UMass football team including recruiting. Join them. Every cent goes to football.

Anonymous said...

I think they missed the boat with this one gatorade POY, word is he ended up w 4 d1AA offers, and now going to Blair where he will play r/b and safety.I know he must have decent grades as that is part of the requirement for Gatorade. Maybe with a year a f/b or safety at solid D1

Anonymous said...

Hey didnt Umass take a bunch of PGs maybe this is a good route, Rutgers wants him as a preferred walkon, so he has got to be decent!