Mike Traini reports that RSFR CB Brandon Mangram is leaving UMass football.
The departure of Mangram along with James Allen leaves the Minutemen very thin at DB. This could change UMass' recruiting priorities. So far, the Minutemen do not have a DB verbal. UMass may have to look to JUCO's or transfers to fill out the 2017 squad.
In 2016 the Minutemen were #106 in passing yards allowed and #108 in scoring defense, so the secondary was an area of concern anyway.