Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Recruiting 2019--Owen Pappoe

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Several recruiting services indicate UMass has offered to Owen Pappoe, a 6-0 200 pound OLB from Loganville, GA.

247Sports page here.

YouTube Video "The Freak".

A partial quote from a May 16th Scout.com article on Pappoe:

"Pappoe is a freak freshman with over 30 scholarship offers.  He started the second half of his freshman season at outside linebacker and he fit right in.  He is very athletic and he really processes things well and plays the game under control. Some that have known him for years think he could be even better as a running back.  Regardless of where he plays, he is going to be one of the best in 2019.  Most top programs in the South have offered. "

This article from March 26th, 2016 features Pappoe.

USA Today has him as the top recruit in the 2019 class.

Pappoe has thirty offers including most of the SEC and Boston College from the Northeast.


Anonymous said...

Malone sure did predict gloom and doom this year for us with Gator Country!

UMass74 said...

It's the same reason the Orlando Sentinel picked us #128. We lost a big portion of both our offensive numbers (Frohnapfel, Sharpe and Mills) and then we lost Robinson-Woodgett, Randall Jette and two DL starters.

However, I think we we'll have more talent this year. Andrew Ford is the highest rated QB ever to play here. I think at least five or six of our talented FR class will play (at TE, WR and RB). Ali Ali-Musa, Ted Lowery and Leon Flanagan will play for the defense. More freshmen could play at DB and DL.

But the 2016 schedule is insane. Four wins or better will be a great year. There's only a handful of teams in the Group-of-five leagues that wouldn't go 0-6 against Florida, BC, Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech, South Carolina and BYU.

2017 is much more manageable...

Anonymous said...

The win/loss record is simply a matter of who you play. UMass plays teams they can't possibly beat and that's why the doom and gloom. It's really not doom and gloom when you think about it. It's just that we have no business playing the the schedule we play. So another down year it will be. The choice is wins or cash. UMass takes the cash, but you won't build up the fan base that way.

UMass74 said...

Ah, not entirely for 2016. Bamford inherited a partial 2016 schedule. He had to take what he could get. Note that 2017 and after are much more reasonable.

The upside of 2016 is lots of real money (not accounting dollars), coming into the Athletic Dept.