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February, 2012:

2013 Recruit: Andre Simpson

UMass’ assault on the Tampa Bay area continues. Chris Nee from Rivals tweeted that UMass has shown interest in Andre Simpson, a running back from Leto High School. Simpson’s Rivals page indicates that Florida International, Purdue, USF, NC State and Wisconsin are also involved. According to his MaxPreps page, Simpson rushed for nearly 800 yards for a pretty poor (0-10) team in the area. Big County Preps did an interview with Simpson, who indicated that he could be a returner in college – it also seems that geography of school is of no consequence. As for playing at the next […]

2013 Recruit: Tevin Montgomery

As soon as I pressed “Submit” with the list of 2013 Recruits, UMass makes another offer – this time to a local kid. Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine just tweeted that UMass has extended an offer to Tevin Montgomery, a defensive tackle from the Tabor Academy. Rivals confirms this report and has us listed as offering. It looks like we’re competing with Boston College, UConn, Temple and Duke. I don’t mind that company.

Keeping Track of the 2013 Recruits

For the past month or so, I have been looking for 2013 recruits on Twitter, recruiting sites and via other sources of information. So far it seems that Coach Molnar and his staff are even-handedly attempting to improve the Minutemen on both sides of the ball. It should be noted that this information is not official until a player either signs or reaches out and tells us. In the coming days, we will add a tab on the main page where this list will be actively updated – whether it be commitments or players lost to other teams. For now, […]

Q&A With The Hustle Belt’s Matt Sussman

Any time you move to a new neighborhood, it’s nice to meet the neighbors. For the history of the UMass football program, the Minutemen/Redmen/Aggies have played against a similar slate of New England and Northeast schools. Next year the Maroon and White will wade into new waters to meet its Rust Belt colleagues in the Mid-American Conference. That being the case, I decided to reach out and figure out what the Minutemen have gotten themselves into. I had the chance to speak with Matt Sussman, the man in charge at SB Nation’s Hustle Belt – a blog that covers the […]

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