Monday, July 24, 2017

UMass Recruiting 2018--Shatar McClay verbals to UMass

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UPDATE: Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" confirms McClay's verbal to UMass.

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Shatar McClay, a 6-0 165 pound DB/WR from Clarksburg, TN has Tweeted he's verbaled to UMass.

The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle has a story on McClay's signing with UMass.

Partial quote from the above article:

"McClay was named to The Leaf-Chronicle/Legends Bank All Area Football Team after totaling 13 touchdowns. He had 36 receptions for 746 yards with a 19.6-yard average. He also finished with 21 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble as well as two punt return touchdowns."

247Sports three-star player.

Hudl.com has video.

Scout.com three-star player.

Previously verbaled to Tennessee.

McClay held offers from Tennessee, Purdue, Indiana and Western Kentucky.

Nice boost to UMass' 2018 recruiting class.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't believe this commitment is accepted by the staff. Gonna get real awkward I'd imagine.

UMass74 said...

Recruits have Tweeted their intentions before without checking with school involved. Generally, that's not a good idea.

We'll see how this one plays out.

Anonymous said...

Okay, but if the offer is on the table, I would think this instance to be fait accompli. I can't imagine that the student didn't first make his intentions known first? Never heard of such a thing. Still, this kid looks promising.

Frank, as we dive headfirst into camp, I'd like to thank you for your excellent work throughout the last seven months. I know it's difficult to find timely and relevant information about our program, especially due to our inauspicious beginning in the FBS, but it's all the more reason to be thankful for the great teams we get to see play and the slow progress of this program and the belief in what the future holds. Great job as usual. Keep it up. MS

UMass74 said...

Being a football blogger in April and May is a tough gig. sometimes I'm reduced to linking to a story about some opponent's third-string fullback coming off a medical redshirt :)

But, I figure if anyone is not interested in the day's blog post, they can just exercise their right not to read it that day. Since I'll be surfing for UMass news anyway, I might has well post what I find and everyone can make their own decision on if it interests them.

Go UMass!

Anonymous said...


agree with the great job you have done even during lean months and days.
Looking forward to this year as always

Anonymous said...

Ditto on the great job Frank. Your posts are relevant, interesting and objective. I have approached the past seven seasons with cautious optimism, which the blog has helped me to maintain. Go UMass.