Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Recruiting 2011--Jordan Broadnax

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The Virginia Pilot reports that Jordan Broadnax a 5-10 175 pd RB from Landstown, VA has verbaled to UMass.

Story here.

YouTube highlight film here.

Reportedly ran  a 4.3 forty at Virginia Tech.

Also drew interest from Virginia, NC State, East Carolina and Richmond.

12 comments:

Joe said...

Just think of how much easier it will be for the coaching staff to recruit even better talent once they are competing at an FBS level in the MAC.

This coaching staff already does an unbelievable job with recruiting. Once they have the FBS as a card in their back pocket, just imagine the talent they can bring here. Especially if they begin building new facilities, which they desperately need.

Greg said...

Dan Foesel also committed according to ESPN:

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/blog?name=brown_roger&id=5942194&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncf%2fblog%3fname%3dbrown_roger%26id%3d5942194

UMass74 said...

Working on Foesel. Patience, Grasshopper.

Anonymous said...

I wouldnt call this staff unbelievable recruiters. they got a little lucky last year hofstra and northeastern cut football. Alot more misses then hits the last two season under the morris staff.

Anonymous said...

It is nice of you to write the coaching staff is doing a good job recruiting. Truth is we aren`t. Part of the problem is the staff, part of the problem is our facilities. Look at the better coaches in the Sun Belt and the MAC and compare the atheletes they are recruiting with ours. GO UMASS.

Anonymous said...

well my concern is that this staff has had two sub par classes recruiting kids out of high school to date. They have been super with transfers like mele, sherran, niland, nelson, griffin, speller, jackson. If they step into the mac the transfers are gone. If we move to the mac, Morris goes. find a hungry young enegertic coach with fbs experience and ambitions. Urban Meyer was a mac coach.

Anonymous said...

Morris should send a christmas card to the president of both northeastern and hofsra. If they hadnt cut football, he wouldnt still be here. If you pulled Nelson, Niland and Griffin off this team we would have been a 3-8 squad.

Anonymous said...

nelson, niland and griffin where recruited by Umass staff and had other opportunities to go other places! They chose to come and play for coach Morris and Umass!
I am trying to figure out how that was a negative or how he was given a "gift". If his plan was to fill the "gaps" from year before with older kids, wouldnt they have been JUCOS anyway?

Anonymous said...

you can't say he wouldnt be here because he would of just waited and prob got other transfers instead of them. Thats like saying if Liam Coen decided not to come to UMASS we wouldn't of been any good, you can't what if!!

Anonymous said...

"you can't say he wouldnt be here because he would of just waited and prob got other transfers instead of them."

your making my point, once you enter fbs you dont get transfers. they have been lackluster recruiting high school kids and that is an issue. No more calls to syracuse in the spring to see what kids they dont want back. It will be more competitive at the next level and they dont work hard enough in recruiting. We have everything you could ask for as a student at umass. I want a young coach with fbs experience who is going to bust his butt and recruit like crazy. like calapari.

Anonymous said...

I don't think we can truly evaluate Morris' two classes yet. They are RF-FR and FR, Two true FR played this year Andre and Tharpe and several RS-FR, including Agnew and Blanchflower contributed significantly. No program should be expecting significant contributions from recruits until RS-Soph or RS-JR years.

I'm more concerned with the staffs ability to map out a game plan and make half time adjustments.

Anonymous said...

agree but its the caa not sec. Great recruits will be impact guys at this level in their freshman and soph years.