- D.J. Adeoba LB. DJ was praised by Coach Brown in one of his radio shows. Adeoba and one of the few freshman to get significant playing time, Tyler Holms, could start in 2009. A Rivals two star recruit in '08
- C.J. Burnley DB. No bio on the roster
- Chris Chamberlin LB/LS. First Team All-New England and numerous honors in HS.
- Nick Collouri DL. No bio on the roster
- Kumar Davis DB. A Rivals two star recruit in '08. Should be in line for some playing time this year.
- Nick Haag LB. No bio on the roster
- Dan McLaughlin DB. No bio on roster
- Darren Thellen DB. Could also be in the mix for playing time in the defensive backfield
- Charles Thompson DL. Thompson was a Rivals listed player and a member of numerous HS All-star squads. With UMass losing two starters on the DL to graduation, he should be in the mix for significant playing time.
Matty Vautour took a look ahead to 2009's possible new starters back on 11/25/08.
UPDATE: Did you ever think about staying in school and getting an advanced degree?-- No? ----- Good choice.