Monday, June 24, 2024

UMass Football Recruiting 2025--Anatay Smith


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Anatay Smith (good name), a 5-11 160 pound WR from Lake Worth, FL has a UMass offer.

247Sports page here. has video.

This article covers his recruitment by West Virginia.

Gets a mention in this 247Sports post on top performers in the Palm Beach Showcase.

UMass is in Smith's final four. UM is the top academic school in the mix and Smith could see a lot of playing time Amherst.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

UMass Football Recruiting 2025--Jax Markovich

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 Jax Markovich, a 6-4 215 pound TE from Scottsdale, AZ took an OV to UMass this week.

247Sports page here. has video. 

Gets a mention in this article.

Markovich has a Power Five offer from Cal. Army and a number of Ivies have offered from the Northeast. He could get a combination of FBS-level football and an East Coast education in Amherst.

Friday, June 21, 2024

UMass Football Recruiting 2025--Dylan Frechette

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 Dylan Frechette, a 6-5 305 pound OL from West Palm Beach, FL will take a OV to UMass this week.

247Sports page here. has video.

Gets a mention in this 247Sports recruiting article. 

Also gets some coverage in this article from March. This article also mentions 2024 UMass recruit Damarion Alberic.

Frechette has 13 offers including Power Five BC and Pitt. He could be part of the revival of Minutemen football and also get an excellent education in Amherst.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

UMass Football Recruiting 2025--Jackson Davenport


Jackson Davenport, a 6-6 260 pound OL from Darien, CT will take an OV to UMass this week.

247Sports page here. has video. 

Davenport has seven offers including Akron and Buffalo from the MAC. He could play close to home and be part of the revival of Minutemen football.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

UMass Football Recruiting 2025--Connor Mathews

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 Connor Mathews, a 5-9 205 pound RB from Navarre, FL will take an OV to UMass this weekend.

247Sports page here.

MaxPreps has some stats. has video.

Holds the FL state record in the clean-and-jerk.

Mathews has five offers including Army, Navy and Northern Alabama. He could get an excellent education and be part of the football renaissance in Amherst.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

UMass Football News--June 18th, 2024

 Mizzou Central previews the 2024 Tigers game with UMass. Minutemen fans will be excited to know we won the DII championship in 1998..


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About 7:00pm Saturday I sat down in my TV room and turned on a sports channel just in time to watch Marken Michel catch a TD pass  for the Stampeders.

This article discusses his return to the CFL.


College Football News previews 2024 opponent Miami (Ohio).


Athlon Sports previews 2024 MAC football. UMass gets to play the top three ranked teams.


Could the MAC add Youngstown State in the future?


Hero Sports looks at the 2024 MAC championship odds.


Monday, June 17, 2024

UMass Football Recruiting 2024--Benjamin Roy commits to UMass


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Benjamin Roy, a 6-2 295 pound OL transfer from UCLA has committed to UMass.

247Sports page here. 

Bruins bio here. 

UCLA Wire covers his entering the transfer portal.

Was the 14th-ranked center nationally coming out of HS.

Roy had 15 offers as a HS senior including Power Five UCLA, the service academies and a number of Group-of-Five schools. He's battled injuries in his career so far. If healthy, Roy should compete immediately for a starting position with the Minutemen.