Wednesday, February 21, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Crishawn Long

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Crishawn Long, a 6-2 200 pound OLB from Cleveland, OH has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports two-star player.

Hudl.com has video.

MaxPreps has stats.

This article ranks him one of the top players in the Cleveland area.

Besides UMass, Long has offers from five MAC schools plus Temple.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Zududo Igwenagu

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Zukudo Igwenagu, a 6-3 210 pound Safety from Worcester, MA has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports page here.

Hudl.com has video.

Igwenagu is the cousin of Emil Igwenagu, who was a four-year letter winner at UMass (2009 to 2011). Emil functioned as a H-back. UMass used him as a fulback and TE.

Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" report Igwenagu will visit UMass this Sunday.

He currently holds four offers including Rutgers, Buffalo and Bryant.

UMass Football News--February 20th, 2018

Underdog Dynasty has a post on the UMass-New Mexico four game series starting in 2020.

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NJ.com has Adam Breneman as a 6th round pick in a mock Eagles draft.

The Bleeding Green Nation also has the Eagles picking Breneman.

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UConn adds three assistant coaches.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

UMass Football News--February 19th, 2018.

Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" has a post on 12 New Jersey players who made UV's to Amherst on the 17th.

New Jersey is arguably the top recruiting area in the Northeast. UMass signed 3 Garden State recruits in both 2017 and 2016. The Minutemen did not have a New Jersey recruit in the 2018 class.

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Speaking of recruiting, a SB Nation article has UMass showing the largest two-year drop in recruiting rankings in FBS football.

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The USF newspaper comments on the Bulls' 2018 season.

USF raises $7 million towards an on-campus football complex.

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The Penn State student newspaper has a story about UMass-Penn State Super Bowl bet that ended up in the Nittany Lions favor.

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Tennessee QB Quentin Dormady, who played most of the game against UMass last fall, is leaving the Vols as a senior transfer.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Izaiah Henderson

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Izaiah Henderson, a 6-4 265 pound DE from Middletown, NJ has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports page here.

Hudl.com has video.

Henderson has five FBS offers including BC, Rutgers, Maryland and Buffalo.

UMass Football News--February 17th, 2018


UMass and New Mexico State add a four-game series starting in 2020.

New Mexico state went 7-6 in 2017 and broke a 57-year bowl drought with a thrilling overtime win against Utah State.

Aggie fans were pretty happy with their bowl win.

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UMass and Akron added a home and home series in 2019 and 2020.

The Zips, one of the MAC's perennial bottom feeders, surprised everyone by making the MAC's championship game.

Unlike New Mexico State, the Zips bowl game did not have a happy ending.

Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" has a post on UMass scheduling New Mexico State and Akron.

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Appalachian State has won 27 of its last 30 Sun Belt games. UMass and the Mountaineers will play again in 2020.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Shitta Sillah

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Shitta Sillah, a 6-4 208 pound OLB from Middletown, NJ has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports three-star player.

Hudl.com has video.

NJ.com has an article featuring Sillah.

Sillah holds seven offers including Syracuse, BC, Rutgers and Buffalo from the Northeast.

UMass Football News--February 16th, 2018


UMass adds two graduate assistants. I blogged about Valerian Ume-Ezeoke back on January 31st.

UMass announcement here.

Troy's Stonehill bio here.

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MassLive reports Randall West brings energy to the the UMass hoops team.

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UMass 2018 opponent Georgia rises to #3 in the pre-season rankings.

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BYU picks up several three and four star transfers.

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Charolette 49ers look to rebound from a 1-11 season with their 2018 schedule.

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USF wishes for a $40 million indoor practice facility.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--David Ojabo

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David Ojabo, a 6-6 245 pound DE from Blairstown, NJ Tweet's he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports three-star player.

Hudl.com has video.

This article features Ojabo.

Ojabo has eleven offers including UConn, BC, Syracuse and Rutgers.

UMass Football News--February 15th, 2018

Matty Vautour reports on UMass QB Randell West joining the basketball team.

West's UMass bio.

The Daily Collegian also has a post on West.

I watched the game and West played pretty good for only one practice. He defended well. Could have been more aggressive on rebounds, but definitely looked like he belonged.

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The Duquesne student newspaper has a story about the five FBS transfers in the Dukes' 2018 recruiting class.

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Georgia Southern adds former Eagle player Adrian Peterson to their staff. Peterson ran for a FCS playoff record 333 yards and five touchdowns against UMass on December 4th, 1999.

Georgia Southern signed the Sun Belt's top recruiting class including double-digit three-star recruits.

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FIU had a really good recruiting class---ranked higher than instate rivals FAU and UCF.

The Minutemen and the Panthers tangle on September 15th.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Taylor Morin

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Taylor Morin, a 5-10 160 pound athlete from Chantilly, VA has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports page here.

Hudl.com has video.

This article features Morin.

2nd team All-State.

UMass is the first offer for Morin.

UMass Football Recruiting 2018--George Georgopoulos II






Mike Traini has an article about kicker George Georgopoulos' signing with the Minutemen.

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