For all of those worried about UMass’ New England recruiting, here’s a local kid for you.
According to ESPN Boston’s Brendan Hall, the Minutemen have extended an offer to Sha’ki Holines, a tight end, linebacker and defensive end from Springfield.
It looks like the pursuit of Holines will be an old fashioned New England recruiting battle, as UConn and Boston College are also in the mix, according to Rivals.
According to Fortt Sports, the 6-foot-3, 265-pound athlete could play offensive line at the next level:
Holines raised his game against the best competition he has likely faced and did a good job of not only keeping opponents in front of him but also putting them to the ground at times. He’s a guard or center at the next level and will be snapping center as a junior. He could be the rare prospect from Western Massachusetts who gets a long look.
Check out his highlights here.
According to xofan.com, UMass has extended an offer to Brian Lemelle, a wide receiver from Pennsylvania. Lemelle also has 14 other offers. … UMass has also offered Sheldon Flemming, a defensive end/tight end from Lehigh (Fla.), according to Chris Nee.
If you haven’t already heard, most of UMass’ kick-off times have been set for next season.
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