Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Wednesday--February 6, 2013

UPDATE: 

Harry Plumer has highlights from UMass' signing day. Note that we still have three scholarships to give and there may be more transfers.

The UMass website has the 18 recruits so far with bios and video.

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Every year I get more hits on LOI Day than I got on the day UMass played Appalachian State in the National Championship game.

This is a big class for UMass. The Minutemen had some FBS  level players when we moved to the MAC last year--- but not enough. Coach Molnar's freshmen were a good start. Kessan Messiah made an impact all by himself. Once he started, the long runs like Indiana made during our first home game became a lot rarer. The 2012 class was impressive given the short time Coach Molnar and staff had to contact the recruits.

2013's class will be another notch forward. Our biggest needs are offensive linemen, quarterback, linebackers and wide receivers.

I'll try to post some updates later. Keep in mind I'm 6 hours later here in Maui. I also have a crappy internet connection...

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UMass' signing day central. There will be video later and recruiting updates all day.

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MassLive's Harry Plumer has a live LOI Day chat.

MassLive has a signing day profile of OL Richard Queen.

MassLive's signing day profile of OL Terrell Correia.

MassLive's signing day profile of LB Peter Ngobidi.

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NJ.com has a story on Shane Huber signing his LOI.

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Enoch Asante signs with UMass. I've blogged about Asante before.

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John Johnson commits to BC over offer from UMass among others.

Mike Tyler DE chooses Stanford over UMass and others.

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A Michgan Blogger says WR Ricardo Miller transferring to UMass. Miller's Michigan bio.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

umassathletics only has 15 kids on the signed list. please dear god tell me we have more then 15 kids signed.

prof. said...

Thirty in total, including scholarship, preferred walk-on, and walk-on. There may be more.

prof. said...

According to 247 Sports, UMass is ranked 100 in the nation for its current recruiting class; compare with BC at 90. Not bad.

prof. said...

Hey Frank,

Take care out in HI, and watch out for DA14. Purportedly coming within 17,200 miles of earth.

You picked the perfect time to escape. Blizzard city out here beginning tomorrow. Hope you're out there for a bit longer. What 'd you make of the recruiting class?
Go UMass!

vetteson said...

I love the coach's enthusiasm:

{Charley Molnar called the “finest recruiting class in the history of the University.”

“Last year’s class, we thought was a solid Mid-American Conference football class,” Molnar said. “We think, this year, this class is more at the top of the list.”}

Maybe he should check the other MAC recruiting classes.

Anonymous said...

any word on Brandon "Smash" Peoples? noticed his name was absent from our signees

Anonymous said...

Peoples had grade issues so he signed with FCS Wagner. The big news is we landed Lorenzo Woodley,
an even better prospect who had offers from SEC schools. 6'0 200!

Tom M