Sha’ki Holines, one of the first recruits to verbally commit to UMass, plans to decommit and verbal to UConn.
Holines is the first recruit to decommit from UMass’ 2013 class.
After Holines verballed to UMass, the Huskies immediately jumped in and extended an offer to the 6’4, 230-pound defensive end/linebacker. Prior to UMass’ offer, the Springfield Commerce product was receiving little to no attention from other Division I schools. As it stands, UConn, Maine and UMass are the only schools to offer.
The news of Holines’ change of heart comes at a particularly interesting time. UMass and UConn will face off on the gridiron on August 30 to kick off UMass’ first season as an FBS team.
The game and recruiting battle are certainly the UMass’ first taste of big time college football.