Wednesday, February 03, 2010

2010 UMass football recruit list

OK, this isn't up yet on on the UMass website.

UPDATE: The UMass website now has the signing list up. If you want to print out the list, I recommend the UMass article. Blogger does not handle fonts very well (as you can see).

UMass Announces Football Signing Class Of 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • Contact Jason Yellin 413-687-1756
Feb. 3, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass football coach Kevin Morris has announced the signing of 11 future Minuteman football players to National Letters of Intent. These 11 incoming freshmen join the six mid-year transfers and will be eligible to play this fall for the 2010 season. The class of 17 players is one of the tops in the nation.

“We are very excited about this class,” said Morris, who enters his second year as head coach of the Minutemen. “I am really confident in the character of these student-athletes. We hand-picked these players and were able to yield all of our top recruits. I am looking forward to coaching them when they get here and having them compete right away.”

The six transfers are be eligible to practice with the Minutemen starting in Spring Football, which begins on March 23, and will be able to play in games for the Minutemen in the Fall of 2010.

Signee Players Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School/Previous School
Stanley Andre LB Fr. 6-1 250 Dorchester, Mass./Reading H.S.
Matt Campbell LB Fr. 6-1 230 Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro H.S.
Shawn Campbell WR Fr. 6-2 205 Woodstock, Conn./Hartford Public H.S./Hyde School
Mike Delaney RB Fr. 6-3 220 Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough H.S.
Matt Heilig DL Fr. 6-4 210 Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin H.S.
Brandon Hill QB Fr. 6-5 210 Audubon, N.J./Audubon H.S.
Kirkland Nelms DB Fr. 5-10 180 Spotsylvania, Va./Riverbend H.S.
Edward Saint-Vil DB Fr. 5-11 175 Mirmar, Fla./Hollywood Hills H.S.
Antoine Tharpe DB Fr. 5-10 175 North Lauderdale, Fla./Coral Springs Charter School
Dominic Wooten WR Fr. 6-5 220 Norwell, Mass./Norwell H.S.
Ryan Young OL Fr. 6-5 280 Wayne, N.J./Wayne Valley H.S.

Transfers Players Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School/Previous School
Galen Clemons DL R-Fr. 6-2 255 Danielsville, Pa./Northampton Area H.S./Central Michigan
Anthony Dima OL R-Fr. 6-7 271 Centereach,N.Y./Centereach H.S./Hofstra
John Griffin TB Sr. 6-0 208 Westminster, Mass./Oakmont Regional H.S./Northeastern
Chad Hunte LB So. 6-0 205 Brookline, Mass./Brookline H.S./Northeastern
Anthony Nelson WR Sr. 5-10 180 Wellington, Fla./Glades Day School/Hofstra
Greg Niland OL R-Sr. 6-5 305 East Bridgewater, Mass./Coyle Cassidy H.S./Northeastern

Stanley Andre
Freshman • Linebacker
6-1 • 250
Dorchester, Mass./Reading H.S.

Before College: Starting linebacker at Reading High School ... Named to 2009 Massachusetts All-State Super 26 ... Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team ... Daily Times Chronicle Offensive Player of the Year ... Middlesex League All-Star as junior and senior at quarterback ... Became the first quarterback in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season (1,108) ... Also passed for 883 yards as a senior ... Piled up 85 tackles on defense ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Led team to 13-0 record and the Middlesex League Championship and Division 2 Super Bowl in 2009 ... Led Rockets to a 26-1 record as the starting quarterback ... Started as a sophomore in six games at linebacker and three at quarterback. Personal: Andre M. Stanley ... Born May 16, 1992 ... Son of Roberta Carnes.

Matt Campbell
Freshman • Linebacker
6-1 • 230
Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro H.S.

Before College: Three-sport team captain at Attleboro High School in Massachusetts, lettering in football, basketball and baseball ... Named to the Boston Herald Super 26 All-State Team ... Two-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic selection ... Named an Eastern Mass Division I All-Star as a junior and senior ... Three-time Old Colony and Sun Chronicle All-Star ... Three-time football team MVP ... As a senior, gained 1,336 yards and scored 22 touchdowns ... Rushed for 3,200 yards and 51 touchdowns in career ... Also had 36 receptions for 615 yards ... On defense, racked up more than 350 tackles ... Also forced seven fumbles, had interceptions and three sacks. Personal: Matthew Campbell ... Born Sept. 4, 1991 ... Son of Peter and Susan Campbell.

SHAWN Campbell
Freshman • Wide Receiver
6-2 • 205
Woodstock, Conn./Hartford Public H.S./Hyde School

Before College: Prepped for a year at the Hyde School in Woodstck, Conn. ... Gained 659 all-purpose yards and scored five touchdowns ... Also had 22 catches in just four games ... Missed rest of season with a high ankle sprain ... Two-year letterwinner at Hartford Public High School in Connecticut ... Named All First-Team Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) ... Honorable Mention Hartford Courant All-State as a senior ... Had 28 receptions for 16.7 average as a senior along with six touchdowns ... Grabbed 46 catches and 10 touchdowns in his career ... Two-year All-CCC selection in track and field in the 100-meter dash and 4X100 relay ... Posted a 10.89 100-meter time as a senior. Personal: Shawn Campbell ... Born May 7, 1991 ... Son of Victoria Cruse.

Mike Delaney
Freshman • Running Back
6-3 • 220
Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough H.S.

Before College: Played at Foxborough High School as a senior after transferring from high school in New Jersey during junior season ... Named a senior team captain ... Named to Boston Herald Super 26 All-Star Team ... Boston Globe All-Scholastic as senior ... All-Hockamock and Eastern Mass All-Star running back ... Started for four years at running back throughout high school career ... Gained 4,703 yards and scored 65 touchdowns on the ground ... As a senior, ran for 1,694 yards and 22 touchdowns ... Finished as the 13th all-time leading rusher in Massachusetts. Personal: Michael T. Delaney ... Born Sept. 6, 1991 ... Son of Thomas and Daphne Delaney.

Matt Heilig
Freshman • Defensive Line
6-4 • 210
Harrisburg, Va./Central Dauphin H.S.

Before College: Three-year starter on defense (defensive end and outside linebacker) at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, Pa. ... Team captain as a senior ... Honorable mention All-Conference in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division at defensive end ... Racked up 61 tackles along with five sacks as a senior ... Also started for two years at tight end ... Averaged 22.6 yards on 10 catches (226 yards) ... Also served as team’s long snapper. Personal: Matthew J. Heilig ... Born on Nov. 19, 1991 ... Son of Sherrie Heilig.

Brandon Hill
Freshman • Quarterback
6-5 • 210
Audubon, N.J./Audubon H.S.

Before College: Highly-rated quarterback started at Audubon High School in New Jersey ... Earned a three-star rating from as a pro-style quarterback ... Rated the second pro-style quarterback in New Jersey behind only Wisconsin commit Joe Brennan ... Two-time First-Team All-Colonial Conference quarterback ... As a senior, threw for 1,739 yards, completing 113-of-178 for 15 touchdowns and just two interceptions ... Had three games where he threw for 300 yards ... Rushed for 286 yards and two touchdowns ... Also starred on the basketball team, averaging 16 points per game ... Expected to score his 1,000th career point during his senior season. Personal: Richard Brandon Hill ... Son of Nov. 7, 1990 ... Son of Richard and Kelly Hill.
Kirkland Nelms
Freshman • Defensive Back
5-10 • 180
Spotsylvania, Va./Riverbend H.S.

Before College: Played at Riverbend High School in Fredericksburg, Va. ... Named AAA Commonwealth District Co-Defensive Player of the Year First-Team All-District ... First-Team All-Area ... Second-Team All-Region ... Versatile player who saw action on both sides of the ball and special teams ... Racked up 40 tackles and picked off six interceptions, returning two for touchdowns ... Rushed for 436 yards and seven touchdowns, 7.3 yards per rush ... Had 19 receptions for 320 yards and three touchdowns ... On special teams, returned 10 kickoffs for 215 yards (21.5 yard per return) and 13 punts for 311 yards (23.9 yards) and two touchdowns. Personal: Kirkland J. Nelms ... Born Aug. 12, 1991 ... Son of Michael Nelms.

Edward Saint-Vil
Freshman • Defensive Back
5-11 • 175
Miramar, Fla./Hollywood Hills H.S.

Before College: Played at Hollywood Hills H.S., for coach Scott Barnwell ... Played in the Public vs. Private All-Star Game ... Named Hollywood Hills Special Teams Player of the Year ... Racked up 54 tackles, including six tackles for loss along with 18 pass break-ups ... Also forced three fumbles and recovered two fumbles. Personal: Edward J. Saint-Vil ... Born May 7, 1992 ... Son of Marguerite Henriquez.

Antoine Tharpe
Freshman • Defensive Back
5-10 • 175
North Lauderdale, Fla./Coral Springs Charter School

Before College: Lettered at the City of Coral Springs Charter School in Florida, playing for coach Mike Higgins ... First-Team All-Broward County ... Named a Broward County Athletic Association All-StarStar ... Honored as an Independent Private School All-Star ... Made 22 tackles and had 12 pass break-ups as a senior ... Also forced two fumbles ... On offense, gained 690 yards of total offense and scored nine touchdowns. Personal: Antoine J. Tharpe ... Born July 16, 1992 ... Son of Jonathan Tharpe.

Dominic Wooten
Freshman • Wide Receiver
6-5 • 220
Norwell, Mass./Norwell H.S.

Before College: Two-year starter at Norwell High School in Massachusets ... Played both wide receiver and tight end racking up 79 receptions and 1255 yards over the last two years ... Also hauled in seven touchdowns ... Named a South Shore All-Star wide receiver ... Also started at center for the Norwell basketball team, averaging 11 points and 10 rebounds. Personal: Dominic Christian Wooten ... Born Oct. 25, 1991 ... Son of Darryl and Deborah Wooten.

Ryan Young
Freshman • Defensive Line
6-5 • 280
Wayne, N.J./Wayne Valley H.S.

Before College: Played both offensive tackle and on defensive line at Wayne Valley High School in New Jersey ... Named All-Conference and All-County as a senior ... Graded out at 86 percent on the year on the offensive line ... Had 12 pancake blocks ... On defense, had 33 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and three sacks. Personal: Ryan Young ... Born Jan. 14, 1992 ... Son of Robert Young.

Galen Clemons
R-Freshman • Defensive Line
6-2 • 255
Danielsville, Pa./Northampton Area H.S./Central Michigan

General: Joins UMass with four years of eligibility remaining ... Attended Central Michigan as a freshman in 2009, but did not appear in any games.

Before College: Four-year starter at Northampton High School in Northampton, Pa. ... 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: Born June 3, 1990 ... ... Son of Steve and Wendy Clemons Uncle Don Clemons spent 24 years as a coach with the Detroit Lions.

Anthony Dima
R-Freshman • Offensive Line
6-7 • 271
Centereach, N.Y./Centereach H.S./Hofstra

General: Retains four years of eligibility after a redshirt season as a true freshman at Hofstra ... Part of scout team with the Pride.

Before College: Played football and ran on the track and field team at Centereach High School...Was named to All-Suffolk County and all-league teams as a senior...

Personal: Born October 21, 1990...Has one brother and one sister ...Enjoys working out in his free time...Favorite athlete is Jumbo Elliott...Aspires to a career in business.

John Griffin
Senior • Tailback
6-0 • 208
Westminster, Mass./Oakmont Regional H.S./Northeastern

General: Will play his senior season at UMass after three seasons at Northeastern ... Honored as an All-CAA First-Team selection as well as the New England Writers All-Star Team.

As a Junior in 2009 at Northeastern: Ran for 1,009 yards on 207 carries with five touchdowns, while catching 25 passes for 178 yards during the 2009 campaign ... Was named First Team All-CAA, Northeastern’s Most Valuable Player and Most Improved Player ... Was named to the 2009 New England Football Writers Football Championship Subdivision All-Star team ... Became the fifth Huskie to eclipse the 1000 yard mark with 158 rushing yards and two scores against Rhode Island (11/21) ... Ran for 128 yards on 28 carries and one touchdown against Hofstra (11/14) ... Accounted for 95 percent of team’s offense against Massachusetts with 52 yards on nine carries (11/7) ... Rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown against New Hampshire (10/31) ... Named CAA Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Towson ... Rushed for a career-high 200 yards, including a 70 yard touchdown run in a 27-7 win over Towson (10/24) ... Rushed for 75 yards against William & Mary, including a 43-yard rush (10/10) ... Had a 41-yard rush and had 87 total yards against Holy Cross (10/3) ... Tallied 75 yards on 15 attempts against Youngstown State (9/19) ... Ran for 92 yards on 18 carries against Maine (9/12)

As a Sophomore in 2008 at Northeastern: Played in 10 games as a backup tailback ... Rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns on the year ... Rushed for a career-high 110 yards and a touchdown and also caught an 11-yard touchdown pass against Rhode Island (11/ 22) ... Scored his first touchdown and had 66 rushing yards in 35-17 win at Towson (10/ 4).

As a Freshman in 2007 at Northeastern: Appeared in nine games as a true freshman ... Caught three passes for 18 yards ... Caught two passes for 13 yards at Northwestern ... Had one kick return on the season and returned it 23 yards at Rhode Island ... Was a top sprinter and long jumper on the track & field team.

Before College: Played one season of varsity football at Oakmont Regional High School for head coach Dave LaRoche ... Broke the school record for touchdowns in a single season with 25 and also amassed the highest single-season point total in school history while running for 1,239 yards ... Named team MVP and conference Co-MVP ... Led the Spartans to a conference title and the 2006 Div. III Super Bowl, scoring three touchdowns in the 28-0 win over Frontier ... Also excelled in track & field, winning the 100 and the long jump and earning Most Valuable Athlete honors at the 2007 Central Mass. Championship ... Set the school record in the 100 ... Played three seasons of basketball, captaining the team as a senior.

Personal: Born Dec. 17, 1988 ... Father, Tony, played football at Texas ... Majoring in Sociology.

Chad Hunte
Sophomore • Linebacker
6-0 • 205
Brookline, Mass./Brookline H.S./Northeastern

General: Eligible to play three seasons at UMass after a true freshman campaign at Northeastern.

As a Freshman in 2009 at Northeastern: Appeared in all 11 games for Northeastern in 2009, totaling 32 tackles (18 solo) ... Had two solo tackles in a win at Rhode Island (11/21) ... Returned his first career interception 51 yards for a touchdown against Massachusetts (11/7) ... Tallied two tackles against Holy Cross (10/2) ... Recorded four tackles against Villanova (9/26).

Before College: Played three years of varsity football at Brookline High under head coach and former Northeastern football letterman Laz Mitjans (1979-82) ... Captained the team his senior season ... Named All-Bay State first team, team MVP and defensive team MVP ... Also wrestled and played basketball for one season.

Personal: Born Feb. 14, 1991 ... Father, Alan, lettered in football at Northeastern from 1978-81 ... Has two brothers, Kyle, who was also a member of the Northeastern football team and AJ, who wrestles at Pittsburgh ... Was a member of the African American Scholars program at Brookline High.

Anthony Nelson
Senior • Wide Receiver
5-10 • 180
Wellington, Fla./Glades Day School/Hofstra

General: Will play his senior season at UMass after three seasons at Hofstra.

As a Junior in 2009 at Hofstra: Caught 40 passes for 520 yards and four touchdowns during the 2009 season ... Returned four punts for 25 yards and eight kick-offs for 121 yards ... Brought in five balls for 71 yards and a score against UMass (11/21) ... Caught three passes for 32 yards against Delaware (11/7) ... Caught four balls for 117 yards, highlighted by an 89 yard grab and a touchdown against Rhode Island (10/17) ... Brought in six balls for 60 yards against Maine (10/10) ... Caught six passes for 80 yards and a touchdown against Bryant (9/12).

As a Sophomore in 2008: CAA Academic All-Conference and Hofstra Athletics Academic Honor Roll selection ... Played and started in eight games as a sophomore ... Missed the final four games of the season with an injury ... Was second on the team in receptions with 35 for 314 yards and one touchdown ... Hauled in nine passes for 92 yards against Rhode Island and nine for 85 yards against Albany ... Posted four receptions for 69 yards, including a season-long of 30 yards, and a touchdown at Stony Brook ... Returned nine punts for 31 yards ... Recorded one return for a season-best 22 yards at James Madison ... Also returned five kickoffs for 94 yards on the season ... Tallied two kickoff returns for 43 yards at Connecticut ... Recorded his longest kickoff return of the year, 29 yards, at Maine ... Made 10 solo tackles on special teams, including four at Bucknell and three against URI.

As a Freshman in 2007: All-CAA first team selection as a punt returner ... Played in all 11 games as a true freshman ... Second on the team, 12th in the CAA and 97th in the FCS in receptions with 44 ... Posted the second-most receptions by a freshman in school history, behind all-time record-holder Charles Sullivan’s 68 in 2004 ... Recorded 543 receiving yards, which was second on the Pride and 15th in the CAA ... Posted two 100-yard receiving games ... Tallied 10 receptions for 128 yards against New Hampshire and six catches for 105 yards at Northeastern ... Posted seven receptions for 92 yards in his college debut against Furman ... Recorded his only receiving touchdown of the season on a 24-yard pass from Bryan Savage at Villanova ... Led the CAA and was sixth in the CAA in punt returns with 20 returns and 312 yards for a 15.6 average ... Tallied three punt returns for 83 yards at Rhode Island, including a third-quarter 77-yard runback that helped spark the Pride’s come-from-behind victory ... Posted four punt returns for 39 yards at Villanova and had a 67-yard punt return at Northeastern ... Recorded three rushing attempts for 17 yards and had one kickoff return for 6 yards.

Before College: Earned four letters in football and baseball, and one in basketball at Glades Day School in Belle Glade, Florida ... Helped lead team to a 12-2 record and the Florida IA state championship in 2006 ... Named to All-Florida honorable mention team as a senior ... Named first team all-area by the Sun-Sentinel and second team all-area by the Palm Beach Post ... Posted 32 catches for 550 yards and nine touchdowns in 2006 ... Also returned three punts and one kickoff for scores ... Special Teams Player of the Year as a junior.

Personal: Born August 29, 1989 ... Has one sister ... Boys and Girls Club volunteer ... Entrepreneurship major at Hofstra.

Greg Niland
R-Senior • Offensive Line
6-5 • 305
East Bridgewater, Mass./Coyle-Cassidy H.S./Northeastern

As a Redshirt Junior in 2009 at Northeastern: Blocked for a team that averaged 130.8 rushing yards per game, including John Griffin who became the fifth Husky to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.

As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2008 at Northeastern: Started all 12 games at left tackle for the Huskies ... Named to the CAA Football Academic All-Conference team.

As a Redshirt Freshman in 2007 at Northeastern: Started 10 games at left tackle.

As a Freshman in 2006 at Northeastern: Redshirted season.

Before College: Lettered in football, hockey and track at Coyle-Cassidy High School in Taunton, Mass. ... Captained the football team his senior year ... Was named Eastern Athletic League MVP in 2005 ... Also named a Brockton Enterprise & Taunton Gazette All-Scholastic ... Was a member of the Gridiron Club of Boston Super 26 All-State team ... Helped football team to No. 1 ranking in Division 2 in 2004 ... Led hockey team to No. 1 ranking in Division 2 in 2005-06.

Personal: Born Oct. 5, 1988 ... Uncle, Joe Lipinski, was captain of football team at Maine ... Majored in Finance & Insurance at Northeastern.

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Anonymous said...

looked up Andre (LB) listed at 205lb ( Also, saw his pictures on max preps looks more like 195 lbs. Love to see them address DB's, Wr's, and QB, but where is the interior defensive lineman we lost 2 all conference DT and only have one scholarship DT outside of the freshmen class (Thompson, Gilchrist isn't on scholarship).

UMass74 said...

My last comment on Andre: the info on the recruiting services is often more than a year old.

Andre is listed as 6-1 230 on his Max Preps Profile

Anonymous said...

Frank, Excellent work! Thanks. I agree, we need some DLinemen, but the incoming frosh look very promising. Good class.

Anonymous said...

he gained 45 lbs. in one year is what your saying? Just look at the picture of him on max preps and tell me if he looks 250 to you? even 230? looks 205 to me.