UMass’ future offensive line is beginning to take shape.
The Minutemen received a verbal commitment from Jordan Page, a 6’5, 300-pound lineman from Pennington, N.J that we’ve mentioned before. Page confirmed the commitment on Twitter today:
After a long recruiting process I’ve decided to play football at the university of massachusetts let’s goo!! #minutemen
— JordanPage (@ShwankDaddy) June 30, 2012
Page is a two- or three-star recruit, depending on who you ask. Rivals, Scout and ESPN have him listed as a two-star lineman, and 247 Sports has him at three stars. Each site indicates that Page also held an offer from Temple.
We know that UMass offered Page during an unofficial visit earlier this month.
The Minutemen now have three verbal commitments from offensive lineman. Page joins Sam Zeff and Richard Queen, both of whom are also Garden State products. Each athlete is at least 6’4 and approaching 300 pounds, which tells me that UMass is going to maintain its tradition of having an impressively large offensive line.
UMass was able to out-recruit the likes of Temple, Central Michigan, Rutgers, UConn and Tulane for these athletes. That’s a far cry from the typical recruiting battles involving CAA opponents.
Here is the updated list of committed recruits.
- Cole Ormsby, DE: Windsor HS (Conn)
- Todd Stafford, QB: Greenwich HS (Conn)
- Steven Casali, LB/RB: Sachem East HS (N.Y.)
- Sha-ki Holines, DE: Commerce HS (Mass)
- Richard Queen, OL: Bergen Catholic HC (N.J.)
- Sam Zeff, OL: Montclair High School (N.J)
- Jordan Page, OL: The Pennington School (N.J)
Charley Molnar and his staff have done a great job in the Northeast thus far, and UMass still has a number of offers out there to New England and Northeast athletes.
As always, check in with us here or on Twitter to get the latest news on UMass news and recruiting.