Monday, November 07, 2016

Recruiting 2017--Chris DiTommaso verbals to UMass image
UMass added a third player to their 2017 commit list as Chris DiTommaso, a 6-4 250 pound strong-side defense end from Franklin Lakes, NJ announced on Twitter he's verbaled to UMass.

I blogged about DiTommaso back in August.

247 Sports page here. (fixed link) has video.

Max Preps has some stats.

Chris is the son of former UMass player Peter DiTommaso (lettered 1978, 78, 80 and 1981) and the nephew of Frank DiTomasso (lettered 1978, 79 and 1980). Both Peter and Frank DiTommaso were  first team All-Yankee Conference in 1978 and 1979. Peter was first team All-Yankee conference in 1981.

Chris had one other FBS offer from Temple.


vetteson said...

MinuteFan's comments notwithstanding, FBS football in the far away Northeast is what it is. Small, if dingy, cosy stadiums; parents, a few alums, a band, a few students and, by November, a distinct chill. Throw in rain and and you've got an empty stadium. Historically, BC was the big cow in New England and is now in the ACC. Despite that, they have four wins, one over a divisional opponent, one over FCS Wagner, one over us, and one over hapless Buffalo (who we beat last year). The next heifer is UConn (AAC), with its "home" stadium in East Hartford, an hour on Rt. 44 away from Snorrs. They've managed 3 wins, one FCS Maine. And then there is us, no conference, no clear "home" stadium, with two wins, one over Wagner. I don't think we are that far behind BC and UConn, or Army and Rutgers. I think we have the best coaches we can, concerning the program and their salaries. Maybe with some better recruiting, and certainly more depth, we can be competitive among the NE schools, and that would be fine with me. As I've said before, schedules that include northeastern schools; BC, UConn, Army, Rutgers, would be ideal and draw some crowds. I don't know if the FBS experiment can survive at UMass, but the aim should be to be the best in the NE.

Anonymous said...

Agree wholeheartedly with vetteson