Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday--April 15, 2013

The last position to look at on offense is running back.

Gone are:

  • Michael Cox graduated 198-715 3.6 AVE 5 TD 32 LONG
  • Jamar Smith not on Spring roster
Returning:
Joining in the Spring:
Joining in August:

Daquan Mack 6-1 247 FR. As a senior, earned All-SOL National Conference First Team honors ... Named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern PA Fourth-Team ... A three-year starter and team captain as a senior ... Rushed for 687 yards on 109 carries with eight touchdowns ... Ran for over 1,000 yards as a junior with 15 touchdowns ... Posted over 2,000 yards rushing for his career ... Also a member of the basketball team as a junior and senior serving as team captain in 2012-13 ... Spent summers coaching football and basketball camps for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

Lorenzo Woodley 6-0 210 FR. The No. 40 ranked running back in the nation, Woodley ran for 1,086 yards and scored 24 touchdowns last fall for Miami's Christopher Columbus High School in Miami. As a junior splitting carries in the backfield, Woodley rushed for 727 yards (8.3 avg) and scored 11 touchdowns.ESPN's scouting report describes the 6-foot-0, 210 pound running back as having "a good blend of size, strength, and straight-line speed" with the "physical tools to project as a high future college load-back.Woodley also had offers from North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, Arizona State, Purdue, and was heavily recruited by several other BCS schools from the ACC and SEC.

The low AVE of UMass running backs in 2012 was due to our offensive line woes. Improvement this year depends on how much progress is made on the line. 


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Over a 130 kids showed up for the UMass Youth Football Clinic at Gillette Saturday.

The UMass All-Access page has more video.

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The Youngstown News has a long article on the uncertain future of FCS football.

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Victor Cruz honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters.

NJ.com says Justin Tuck hopes Cruz attends the Giants off-season program.

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James Ihedigbo will have his second annual invitational at Amherst High the morning of April 20th.

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