Sunday, December 16, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Stetson Bennett

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Stetson Bennett a 6-0 185 pound pro-style QB from Jones County Junior college has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports page here. has 2018 highlights.

Originally walked on at Georgia.

Bennett is one of the players visiting UMass this weekend. He also has an offer from Kent State.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Xavier Gray

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Xavier Gray, a 6-9 310 pound OL from Massillon, OH has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass. has video.

This article features Gray.

Jackson's "Most Improved" player.

Gray was a teammate of current UMass QB Jaret Pallotta.

UMass Football News--December 15th, 2018

Four Minutemen, Bryton Barr, Andy Isabella, Jake Largay and Brice McAllister have been named All-ECAC. In addition, Barr was named ECAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year.


Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" has some news and notes about UMass sports including additions to the footballs staff and recruiting.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- has a post on the young coaches (including Walt Bell) hired this year in college football.


Friday, December 14, 2018

UMass Football recruiting 2019--Josh Moore image
Josh Moore, a 5-11 175 pound WR/DB from Coffeyville Community College has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports two-star player. has video.

Coffeyville bio has some stats.

Moore has three offers including Bowling Green from the MAC.

UMass Football News--December 14th, 2018

The UMass website has a post on Andy Isabella being a consensus All-American.

Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" also has a story about Isabella being named consensus All-American.


In a previous blog post I talked about Don Brown being in contention for the Temple HC job. Miami's Manny Diaz won the job. Thanks to the blog reader who sent me the link.


UMass will play at USF in 2022.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Taj Jones image
Taj Jones, a 6-2 201 pound WR from Sparta, NJ has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass. He'll take an OV to Amherst this weekend.

247Sports three-star player. has senior highlights.

MaxPreps has stats. Top-50 New Jersey.

Jones has seven offers with Buffalo, Rutgers and Temple joining UMass from the Northeast.

UMass Football News--December 13th, 2018

Andy Isabella was named 1st team American Football Coaches Association All-American yesterday. That's Isabella's seventh All-American team.

The News-Herald reports Isabella earns his seventh All-American honor.

The NCAA divided into divisions in 1973. Prior to that, UMass football All-Americans were:

1952 Tony Chambers E
1961 Bob Foote LT
1963 Paul Gorham T
1964 Milt Morin TE
1965 Milt Morin TE
1967 Greg Landry QB
1971 Bill DeFlavio MG
1972 Steve Schubert WR


Isabella picks Alabama to win the College Football Playoffs.


It's being reported Don Brown has been interviewed for the HC position at Temple.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Tyler Devera II image
Tyler Devera, a 6-4 227 pound TE from Bergen Catholic will take a OV to UMass this weekend.

I've blogged about Devera before. has senior highlights.

Devera has 20 offers including Buffalo and Rutgers from the Northeast. If he's looking for playing time, he'll find it at UMass.

UMass Football News--December 12th, 2018

More awards for Andy Isabella:

Associate Press names Isabella as 2nd team All-America.

Football Writers Association of America has Andy as 1st Team All-America.

Sporting News has Isabella a 2nd team All-American.


Full Press Coverage looks at Isabella as a Raiders draft pick.

CBS Sports has prospects who improved their draft ratings in 2018.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ reports Rutgers will face four new coaches in 2019.


UMass coaching candidate Phip Longo takes the OC position at North Carolina.

Speaking of UNC, they're hoping they can flip Florida State comit Sam Howell now that Walt Bell has moved to UMass.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Joey Noble image
Joey Noble, a 6-4 250 pound JUCO DE from Fullerton College in CA has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports page here. has video.

Fullerton bio has stats.

Noble has FBS offers from Eastern Michigan and Tulsa.

Monday, December 10, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Cornelius Evans

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Cornelius Evans. a 6-4 220 pound OLB from Lawrenceville, GA has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports page here.

MaxPreps has stats. has video from his senior year.

First Team all 7-AAAAAAA region.

Evans has 10 offers including Coastal Carolina from FBS.