Tuesday, July 18, 2017

UMass Football Recruiting 2018--Jerome Ford

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Several recruiting services have report UMass has offered to Jerome Ford, a 5-11 190 pound RB from Seffner, FL.

247Sports three-star player.

Hudl.com has video.

Also runs Track & Field

Partial quote from a Scout.com article dated 05/08/17 by Corey Bender:

"Ford, who claims no leaders in his recruitment, says three schools are labeling him as a top priority at this time.

"South Florida, Oregon State, Cincinnati," Ford replied when asked which schools are recruiting him the hardest."

Ford holds seventeen offers including multiple Power Five schools. Alabama, North Carolina, Oregon State and Missouri are some of the schools offering. UMass is the only school from the Northeast.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Recruiting has been sad for us! There have been a lot of guys that we wanted have already verbaled to other schools. Yesterday,one of the kids from Germany verbaled to UConn and we have 2 alumni that coach him . . that's got to be heartbreaking for the staff! The 2 verbals we have may turn into good players but are rated very low. Until we start winning games the "sell the future" promo won't work anymore. That's why it is very crucial that we win at least 4 or 5 games this year to gain some creditability. Tom M. UMass '72

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the above comment.After 5 years of FBS,UMass does not have a single "brag win" to crow about.That is pretty hard to accept and I certainly am not blaming the players!

Robert Tousignant said...

Nor should we blame Whipple or Bamford. It goes back to an AD with a horrible transition plan from FCS to FBS and a bum for a coach on Molnar. #keepthefaith

Anonymous said...

Agree Tim Kenney(paperboy) and McCutcheon(lifeless) were both lazy and incompetent. Glad they are now wrecking other programs.

UMass74 said...

Recruiting has gone well the last two years. We're still at the bottom of the pecking order. That means we tend to get recruits late in the cycle. Whipple and staff has done pretty well adding "extras" such as Frohnapfel, Ford and Breneman. There was nothing Bamford could have done about last year's schedule. This year is better (but being an Independent is no bed of roses).

If we made those kicks against Temple and Vanderbilt, everyone (including me) would feel better about our progress. It's time something has broke our way. Let's get an upset this year!

That 6-3 235 pound RB anonymous keeps promising us would also be nice :)

Chizzle15 said...

Anonymous... lol. Hasn't been right once.

Don't get me wrong, love his/her imagination.

Anonymous said...

Coach Whipple has not yet proven he can win consistently at this level.Hopefully this will be the year to accomplish that. Good teams and coaches make their own breaks.Sometimes it is a very fine line separating the winners from the losers,and over time one can see that the better coaches can make the key adjustments late in the game to grab victory.This is not just luck,it is skill.

TopUMassFan said...

I agree with everything being said. Wins will get us better players...better amenities(restrooms, concessions,etc.)will get us better players.

A signature win will get us better players.

Anonymous said...

This wouldn't be a legitimate comment thread without "Anonymous" taking his shot at Tim Kenney.

Whatever happened to the "SMFH" guy?

Anonymous said...

Tim Kenney legacy is solid, he was the point man in hiring Morris, Molnar, and Micceletto.

Anonymous said...

We could win back to back BCS championships, and you'd still see Anonymous taking shots at Tim Kenney. Let it go and let's move forward! This is a year for optimism.

P.S. - Tim Kenney did kick my dog on his way out.

UMass74 said...

And that's the end of the Tim Kenny comments...