2018 Recruiting

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by m626t » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:28 pm

we received a commitment from Shannon Junior

https://247sports.com/college/massachus ... -114087776
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by eldonabe » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:52 am

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Grad transfer from UConn coming.
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#UMass has added a grad transfer from rival UConn as East Longmeadow's Brice McAllister, a 5-11 189 defensive back joins the #Minutemen. Played high school ball for E Longmeadow for one year before moving to Suffield Academy in CT.
5-11 189lb DB...? Are you sure that "DB" wasn't a typo and should not read "K"?
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:16 am

^ Not sure what you mean. Our cornerbacks ranged from 5'9 - 6'1 and our safeties were from 5'10 - 6'1. This is pretty average size for a DB.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by UMass'96 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:59 pm

From the 247 Sports, Fight Massachusetts board,
Allen, any updates on Jefferson and his recruitment?

Mike have you heard anything?


I haven't heard anything myself, but that could be a "no news is good news" situation for UMass. I know they genuinely like where they stand with him, and we haven't heard much else from him on these schools he was waiting on, at least not publicly. Jefferson isn't a huge announcing offers guy so we may not see if the ACC did in fact come calling, but there haven't been any updates as of yet.

Jefferson was having some issues getting qualified, as was Okechukwu, which is why UMass remains in the picture perhaps more than they normally would. Minutemen can take academic redshirts, P5 schools can't (at least not to the best of my knowledge).
Would love to get one or BOTH of these guys. Would be a huge steal for the football program...
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by MJatUM » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:38 am

eldonabe wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:52 am


5-11 189lb DB...? Are you sure that "DB" wasn't a typo and should not read "K"?
Unless you failed miserably at making a joke here, you really showed your lack of knowledge when it comes to football.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:53 am

For a point of reference, here are the stats of the two teams playing in the Super Bowl at the CB/S positions:

Eagles:
CB - 5'11" - 191lbs
CB - 5'11" - 193lbs
CB - 6'-2" - 207lbs
CB - 6'-0" - 181lbs
CB - 6'-0" - 191lbs
S - 5'-10" - 195lbs
S - 5'-11" - 194lbs
S - 6'-0" - 196lbs
S - 6'-0" - 204lbs

Patriots:
CB - 6'-0" - 206lbs
CB - 5'-11" - 190lbs
CB - 6'-1" - 190lbs
S - 5'-11" - 215lbs
DB - 6'-1" - 205lbs
DB - 6'-2" - 220lbs
DB - 5'-10" - 195lbs
DB - 5'-11" - 210lbs
DB - 6'-1" - 205lbs


*Patriots have Chung as the only listed Safety on the roster. McCourty is listed as a DB rather than a Safety for some reason. Ealges don't have anyone listed as a DB.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:49 pm

Nice comment from recruit Kemon Smith upon his arrival in Amherst for his OV.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by Berkman » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:01 am

According to the FB blog we got a verbal from Michael Sullivan from Norwood MA, a 6 - 6 305 OL.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by wmmmfan » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:54 am

Here is an article on rumored UMass commit Helber Fagundes 6’5” OL from Everett, MA high school.

http://www.everettindependent.com/2017/ ... -the-tide/

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by R&G » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:47 am

I love that those two linemen are from local high schools. Giant dudes.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by km109 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:50 am

Also love the fact that they're bringing in some serious size on the OL. The new strength coaches must like the looks of who they'll have to work with.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by wmmmfan » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:20 am

R&G
I love it as well that we got two very good MA HS players and they are from two very good football producing HS. :D

Sounds as if their best days are in front of them for both of these young men.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by TruBluMaroon » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:24 pm

wmmmfan wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:20 am
R&G
I love it as well that we got two very good MA HS players and they are from two very good football producing HS. :D

Sounds as if their best days are in front of them for both of these young men.
The Everett kid is a "rumor"....

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by Berkman » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:11 pm

While watching the Dayton game they made an announcement that 11 Sports would be doing a FB signing show from UMass starting at noon. However I have not seen if there would be a streaming link on the athletic site for all to pick up and watch. Has anyone heard anything about a stream being available?

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:23 pm

Saw Matt V. retweet this:
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