2022 Recruiting

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by R1zzo23 » Fri May 06, 2022 6:45 am

I have to say, I didn't realize that UMass took in 15 transfers this recruiting cycle. I think a lot of that has to do with Coach Brown and the opportunity to play starter reps. Will be interesting to see how many of them make an impact in Year 1 with the program.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by km109 » Fri May 06, 2022 11:05 am

Think it also had a lot to do with how late Coach was hired. An awful lot of good high school players were committed elsewhere. Hard to flip them that late in the game. More quality in the Portal and for most of the players we were getting off to an equal start in recruiting.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by Jack » Fri May 06, 2022 12:13 pm

minutefanjsf wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 8:22 pm My guess is the OL will be all new once the recruits land on campus.

Thats interesting. You think that we are going to have an entirely new OL with freshman recruits or transfers replacing all of these veterans? In my view that would be surprising.

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Maybe I'm missing somebody but I think we have the following incoming OL: Tyler Leinberger OG 6'4 310 (Frosh); Cole Garcia OG 6'3 315 (Transfer from Rice) and Ben Bohnenberger OG 6'4 320 (Transfer from Colgate). I can definitely see Cole Garcia coming in and immediately competing with Fagundes or Mottinger for a starting OG role.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by minutefanjsf » Sat May 07, 2022 9:24 am

Jack wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 12:13 pm
minutefanjsf wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 8:22 pm My guess is the OL will be all new once the recruits land on campus.

Thats interesting. You think that we are going to have an entirely new OL with freshman recruits or transfers replacing all of these veterans? In my view that would be surprising.

RT Hassard
RG Mottinger
C Horn
LG Fagundes
LT Longman

Maybe I'm missing somebody but I think we have the following incoming OL: Tyler Leinberger OG 6'4 310 (Frosh); Cole Garcia OG 6'3 315 (Transfer from Rice) and Ben Bohnenberger OG 6'4 320 (Transfer from Colgate). I can definitely see Cole Garcia coming in and immediately competing with Fagundes or Mottinger for a starting OG role.
The center position is already changed by moving Atwood from the DL. Guys transferring to UMass should expect a good shot at starting. There was no time for any QB due to the line play. I don’t think any position player aside from maybe Merriweather should feel like they have the same job they had last year, especially the OL. I would not be surprised to see another DL and the newcomers be the starters on the OL in the fall.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by minutefanjsf » Sat May 07, 2022 9:33 am

minutefanjsf wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 9:24 am
Jack wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 12:13 pm
minutefanjsf wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 8:22 pm My guess is the OL will be all new once the recruits land on campus.

Thats interesting. You think that we are going to have an entirely new OL with freshman recruits or transfers replacing all of these veterans? In my view that would be surprising.

RT Hassard
RG Mottinger
C Horn
LG Fagundes
LT Longman

Maybe I'm missing somebody but I think we have the following incoming OL: Tyler Leinberger OG 6'4 310 (Frosh); Cole Garcia OG 6'3 315 (Transfer from Rice) and Ben Bohnenberger OG 6'4 320 (Transfer from Colgate). I can definitely see Cole Garcia coming in and immediately competing with Fagundes or Mottinger for a starting OG role.
The center position is already changed by moving Atwood from the DL. Guys transferring to UMass should expect a good shot at starting. There was no time for any QB due to the line play. I don’t think any position player aside from maybe Merriweather should feel like they have the same job they had last year, especially the OL. I would not be surprised to see another DL and the newcomers be the starters on the OL in the fall.
There are three transfers. Vasher savannah state, also. Like I said I assume all three will be the starters. I don’t think they were convinced to transfer to UMass to be back ups.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by Jack » Sat May 07, 2022 10:13 am

It should be interesting to see if all 3 transfers are starters. Atwood is still listed as DL has he been permanently moved to C to compete with Horn?

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by Floyd » Sat May 07, 2022 12:05 pm

Billy Wooden would have a secure spot, no? Thought he was very solid last year
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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by minutefanjsf » Sat May 07, 2022 6:33 pm

Floyd wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 12:05 pm Billy Wooden would have a secure spot, no? Thought he was very solid last year
He’s DL not OL and yes. He is going to play.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by minutefanjsf » Sat May 07, 2022 6:37 pm

Jack wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 10:13 am It should be interesting to see if all 3 transfers are starters. Atwood is still listed as DL has he been permanently moved to C to compete with Horn?
Atwood is the C at this point I think. It will be interesting m for sure. The OL was still the worst unit on the team last year, IMO.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by minutefanjsf » Sat May 07, 2022 6:38 pm

minutefanjsf wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 6:37 pm
Jack wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 10:13 am It should be interesting to see if all 3 transfers are starters. Atwood is still listed as DL has he been permanently moved to C to compete with Horn?
Atwood is the C at this point I think. It will be interesting for sure. The OL was still the worst unit on the team last year, IMO.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by tdmass » Sun May 08, 2022 4:34 pm

^ If you heard Coach Brown after the Spring Game, he says Atwood is making great strides and says he may have NFL future!

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by minutefanjsf » Sun May 08, 2022 6:38 pm

tdmass wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 4:34 pm ^ If you heard Coach Brown after the Spring Game, he says Atwood is making great strides and says he may have NFL future!
Yes. He will be the center not Horn. There are four new guys coming in, and Atwood is a “new” guy to the OL.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by ZooMass84 » Sun May 08, 2022 9:05 pm

minutefanjsf wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 6:38 pm
minutefanjsf wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 6:37 pm
Jack wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 10:13 am It should be interesting to see if all 3 transfers are starters. Atwood is still listed as DL has he been permanently moved to C to compete with Horn?
Atwood is the C at this point I think. It will be interesting for sure. The OL was still the worst unit on the team last year, IMO.
With the exception of Bryce Watts, the whole team sucked. The OL was absolutely horrendous. But even worse than the team, was the "coaching staff"

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by ZooMass84 » Sun May 08, 2022 9:20 pm

This recruiting class is fantastic with the 3 and 4 star guys we got through the Portal: Tyler Rudolph and Marcus Bradley to name a couple.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by Jack » Mon May 09, 2022 10:08 am

minutefanjsf wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 6:38 pm
tdmass wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 4:34 pm ^ If you heard Coach Brown after the Spring Game, he says Atwood is making great strides and says he may have NFL future!
Yes. He will be the center not Horn. There are four new guys coming in, and Atwood is a “new” guy to the OL.
Ok. I don't count Atwood as a new guy. Do you see the 3 actual new guys as all starting on the OL ?

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