Monday, July 06, 2015

Monday--July 6th, 2015

Let's look at 2015's redshirt freshmen. With a year of college-level weight training and working with the staff, some should contribute this year.The redshirts are also the bulk of Whipple's first recruiting class.


Ross Comis  6-2 205
Andrew Verboys 5-11 200

Austin Whipple was the only reserve QB in 2014 that could play without breaking his redshirt. He didn't look like the future of UMass quarterbacking in his two starts last year. Neither Verboys or Comis looked that impressive in April's Spring Game. Hustle Belt said "Pray for Frohnapfel's health". Still, Whipple pater, will have more options than he did last year.

Defensive backs

Charan Singh 6-2 192
Jerell Addo 6-2 195

Last year depth was a big problem in the defensive backfield. The Minutemen also add  JUCO Jordan Hamilton and transfer Kelton Brackett.


Jordan Fiske 6-3 243

Fiske's size and the fact he played a lot of TE in HS probably means he will be a FB in Whipple's system. Whipple likes FB's who can catch the ball out of the backfield.


Jon Lucier 6-6 220

With Jean Sifrin gone, the Minutemen will be looking for an impact TE.


Alfred Adarkwah 6-4 195
T.J. Kelley 6-6 215

Both Adarkwah and Kelly have FBS size.

Joel Devariste 6-1 215
Christian Appia 5-11 225

Devariste is a walk-on. Hudl highlights for Devariste. Hudl has highlights for Appia.


Seamus Murray 6-2 230
Dimitri Angelas 6-5 291
Anthony Fernandez 6-6 302
Dan Dinicola 6-6 290

UMass is fairly deep in offensive linemen. This group probably will not see much action in 2015


Joe Previte 6-3 285
Basit Dennis 6-2 280
Jake Largay 6-6 310
Chris Carter 6-4 276

Defensive line has been the unit hat has been most problematical since our move to FBS. Largay went from 280 last year to 310 this spring. With Dan Maynes and Leo Krizanovic gone, this group could supply a number of slots in the two-deep.


Theo Young 5-8 165

Last year's train wreck in kicking probably means the starters are wide open going into summer camp.


The Notre Dame Blog "Irish Illustrated" ranks the defensive back units of its 2015 opponents.


Akron adds a transfer who was a former four-star recruit.


More on former UMass player Darren Thellen and Brockton football



Anonymous said...

WOW, welcome back Jordan Laguerre.

Anonymous said...

If this is true and he is in fact back, that would be great news for the program. He could take our last remaining 2015 scholarship and step right into a role off the bench as he works his rust off...hope this is true...