Friday, January 22, 2010

Recruiting 2010-- Two more transfers

UPDATE Friday evening: The UMass athletic dept now has a article on the football transfers.

As reported by "Sign Man" here yesterday and today by Matty Vautour in this article about transfers to UMass, the Minutemen have added another two mid-year transfers to the football squad.

Travis Poston a 6-6 320 pd OL will transfer from Villanova. I've blogged about Poston three times before when UMass was recruiting him. Since he is transferring laterally, he will have to sit out one year before being able to play.

Galen Clemons a 6-2 255 pd DE from Central Michigan will also transfer to UMass. The Chippewas have already scrubbed his bio, but the recruiting notice is here.

Relavent quote on Clemons:

Galen Clemons • DE • 6-2 • 255 • Danielsville, Pa./Northampton • Coach Bob Steckel
At Northampton High School: Four-year starter ... 2008 team captain ... all-conference first team selection as an offensive and defensive lineman in 2008 ... earned all-area first team honors from both the Express-Times and the Morning Call ... credited with 87 tackles in 2008 ... made 83 stops in 2007, 102 tackles in 2006 and 71 in 2005 ... helped lead team to 4A Eastern Conference championships in 2006 and 2008 ... Northampton finished 10-3 overall in 2008 ... two-year letterman in track and field. Personal: Son of Steve and Wendy Clemons ... born June 3, 1990 ... chose CMU over Akron and Army.

Since he is transferring from a FBS/I-A team, Clemons will be eligible immediately.

That brings UMass to a total of seven transfers and one verbal so far in the 2010 recruiting wars.


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Anonymous said...

The statistic of 7 TRANSFERS and 1 VERBAL is great information. Isn't the 1 VERBAL on the low side considering signing day is a couple weeks away?

UMass74 said...

Not really. The one verbal is the one we know about. UMass can't comment until signing day. Unless the kid talks to a news source and they print the comment, we don't know he verbaled.

TopUMassFan said...

Any word in possible QB transfers or recruits? That would seem to me to be an area of big concern.

UMass74 said...

Uh, yes. I've run almost 40 "recruiting 2010' blog posts with information about potential recruits. I think I've done at least three posts on possible QB recruits.

Click here and scroll through them

Anonymous said...

Someone yesterday spoke about Zardas and if he was returning.. I stumbled across the Texas Vs. The Nation game roster recently and he was on it. I guess that means he is not returning to UMASS? Link to game roster below.

Anonymous said...

Frank= Big news coming out next week on our new QB, who just happens to be transferring to UMASS this weekend. WOW!!

UMass74 said...

Nice work by the poster who caught the Texas vs World roster.

Texas vs World Roster here

Anonymous said...

thats what I wanted to hear. new qb on the way. Lets have a big spring and make a run next year