Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Recruiting 2016--Andrew Ford and Cody Banks verbal to UMass

UMass continued on a truly amazin' recruiting roll as two three-star recruits verbaled to the Minutemen yesterday.


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Andrew Ford, a three-star JUCO QB has verbaled to UMass. Bob McGovern has the story.

247Sports page here. I've blogged about Ford before.

Originally signed with Virginia Tech.

2013 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player-of-the-Year.


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McGovern reports in another post, Cody Banks, a 6-7 250 pound TE from Richmond, VA has also verbaled to UMass.

247Sports three-star player.

Hudl.com has senior highlights.

Originally committed to UCF.


With yesterday's verbals, 247 Sports ranks UMass as #78 in the nation ahead of a number of Power Five schools.

The Minutemen are #2 in the MAC recruiting rankings and tied with Western Michigan in three-star recruits.



Anonymous said...

It is truly unbelievable and unprecedented here. Now we've got to sign them and get them qualified to play this year . . . as you said Frank . . amazing!! Tom M UM'72

Creighton said...

Wow! Now the big test. Get the fan base behind them. Don't let the "kill football because it's expensive" minority cranks drown out our excitement and support for these kids that are putting themselves out there to help UMass grow. Support. Support. Support.

minutefanjsf said...

I would love it if these guys are game ready, but we have to temper our enthusiasm a bit. We have a really tough schedule and these are kids mostly. A year or two in and then look out! But, again it would be great to see them take over and start playing and winning from the get go.

UMass74 said...

The 2016 schedule is nuts, but since the previous administration left it unfinished, Bamford had to go with what he could get. Very few Group-of-Five teams, if any, would have a winning record against our 2016 schedule.

These recruits will start delivering wins in 2017 and after. I think most UMass fans are aware of this year's difficulty.

It's OK to be excited. By any measure, it's UMass' best ever recruiting class--by a lot!

honeybadger said...

This recruiting class is going to help UMass in terms of finding a conference.