Friday, May 04, 2012

Recruiting 2012--Ian Maltz

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UMass has added Ian Maltz, a 5-11 175 pd K/P from the Hun School in NJ to its 2012 recruiting list.

This article states that Maltz was the top dual kicker/punter in the nation.

New Jersey first team All State, All Prep and All Conference Kicker in 2011 & 2012.

NCSA has his commitment to UMass.

Kicking.com has Maltz's  stats.


Committed to UMass over offers from schools such as Texas Tech, Houston, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio State, Florida,Rutgers, Bowling Green,Army,Navy and Elon.

Recruited by  Coaches Molnar, Sollazzo and Plummer.

14 comments:

Umass Fan said...

Great Coverage, Great Recruit for Umass.

Umass Fan said...

This is a great recruit for Umass! The kicking game will become a huge part of future wins and this kid has been out competing some of the nations premier D1 kickers in camps and combines for several years. Good Job Umass coaching staff!

UMass74 said...

The Hun School is one of the top recruiting meccas in the Northeast. It's very good that UMass has signed one of their players.

I've was told UMass has offered to a couple of the Hun School Juniors.

Anonymous said...

Umass has offered 500 kids so far.

Anonymous said...

I can appreciate all of the enthusiasm shown for the recruiting attempts made thus far, and also, for the promotion of the program as it moves forward,. However, has anyone been really listening to what Molnar has been saying lately ? I, as a leader of professionals would never make public statements about how players of the past are better than players that are currently on the roster, such as Molnar did during the alumni post game interview, nor constantly remind all that we have D1AA recruits playing a D1A schedule. Is Molnar attempting to lessen or temper the expectations we have in our players, or is he already setting up his excuse list as to why he could not field a winning team ? If so, Molnar should just focus on the fact that he has never been a head coach in his entire 25 years in the business, and it is up to him to prove himself more so than his players...Enough with the preseason excuses, start promoting these kids and get them motivated to play to the best of their abilities. If you were in my world Molnar, you would have been replaced by now...

Anonymous said...

Interesting that you brought up that quote following the spring game about those "players of the past". I did think it was an odd statement coming from the head coach. And you're right about the fact that he's saying we're about to play 1A ball with 1AA players. It wasn't a PC thing to say, and you've got a good point there. Of course not being PC has nothing to do with the fact that's it's completely true. As for tempering expectations for this year, anyone who's expecting anything beyond a win or two (and maybe no wins at all) is delusional. I'm certainly not used to seeing a program transition from FCS to FBS before my eyes, but apparently one of the rules is that you can't just get rid of your existing roster and start fresh immediately with all new FBS caliber players. Of course we're going to lose a lot of games this first year, and I wouldn't blame the coach for this. As Bill Parcells once said, "If you want me to cook the meal, you'd better let me pick the groceries. For this first year, the coach Molnar is going to have to cook the meal with the groceries that were already on the shelf.

Anonymous said...

i can appreciate all the support and enthusiasm for coach molnar and his new staff they do seem to be very proactive in the recruiting process .I have to also agree with the comments of others posting with concern of comments made by the HEAD coach in regards to alumni players playing better than his current players.it is unfortunate he has this attitude because like it or not these are the groceries that he has.its also disheartening to see him not take better care of some of the top players he has( w/scholarships) and that have been there putting up good stats during the past few years .This is not a negative rant ,i think that coach molnar and his staff are going to give 110 % and be very succesfull i just think they should have some more concern for the young men that have also given 110% from the first day they arrived on the team years back. yes they are 1aa recruits moving to the 1a world but dont cut them short they may surprise you

Anonymous said...

People still listen to what Molnar says? He will say whatever he thinks his audience wants to hear. I didn't see what he said about those alumni players, but it certainly is in contrast to the condescending tone he takes towards UMass' history. Of course he would talk them up though, they are there.

UMass74 said...

I think some people are trying too hard to find a slight.

The Alumni group had at least 5 All-American and numerous All-Conference players. I think he meant the current players should aspire for similar achievement.

In addition, many coaches would have cleaned house when they arrived. Remember when Doug Marrone was hired at Syracuse? He forced out what, 22 players from the Orange's roster?

Coach Molnar, on the other hand, has said he hopes everybody stays. A lot of coaches would not have done that.

Anonymous said...

dont you think coach molnar would of replaced almost all of the excisting team with top recruits if he could have .but the reality is if your a top recruit would you want to commit to a team who are about to tred in uncharted waters?with a coach who has never held the head coach position? but he has to use the players he has been dealt untill someone else better comes along so he will be using all his resources and moneys for finding them and less of it on the players who at one point meant something to the school and program my point wasnt of trying to find a slight rather a concern for players who where told when joining the team with previous coaching staff if you produce you will be rewarded( w/scholarships).now these young men have an oppatunity to play at a hire level but the staff are more concerned with who they can get rather than who they have .And as far as far as the alumni comment goes i know alot of people who heard it and didnt come away thinking he meant it as inspiration for the current players but just the contrary.you have a great blog and again only negative thing to this is the treatment of remaining players of the old coaching staff and what they have worked for and deserve . i do hope for the best for the new staff and team i know growing pains hurt.

Anonymous said...

To the last comments.. If Molnar wanted his players to aspire to the succeed as did some of the alumni then that is what he should have said. He did not... He has also created an atmosphere of fear in these players. He released a kid because a parent called to discuss a situation... This is fact, as he expressed that to the team. We all know what happen at Penn when the coach became bigger than what he represented...It appears Molnar wants everyone to know that these current players are not his players and until his recruits arrive and are ready to play he will continue to make excuses...He has more to prove than the kids... and needs to start proving he is a head coach and can develop players and not just seek the best or the perceived best...

Anonymous said...

My son is a redshirt senior on umass football team. We are proud of the way he have been playing over the past 4 season and hope that is will have a great senior year. I got to meet the entire coaching staff during the parent meeting before the spring game and was really impressed with the entire coaching staff. Coach Molnar is very driven and focus. Yes, he is extremely hands on and direct...maybe even cocky. I think thats what it takes to be seccessful in the big time college football world. I do agree that our team is 1AA kids however many had BCS school offers but did not take them.

UMass74 said...

Tell your son "Thanks" for all his work over his career.

I think a number of UMass players could have played in FBS. We've played several FBS teams close over the years.

But there is no question that FBS teams have more talent and depth overall. We really need to make this work and I think Coach Molnar knows how to accomplish that.

We've had some other coaches who weren't exactly humble...

Umass Fan said...

The other Hun school players that Umass is presently after are, wide receiver/safety Abdule Majeed and lineman Hunter Knighton. Hunter presently has offers from Rutgers, Perdue and Nebraska I believe.