Klysmann Afonso, a wide receiver from Medford, Mass. that we’ve talked about before, said he has committed to UMass. Afonso said it was unclear whether or not he would be a scholarship athlete. He indicated that he has been talking to Shane Waldron, UMass’ recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach, and that they would discuss the situation on Monday. “I’m going to be playing there regardless. I’ll show them they made the best decision,” he said. Afonso, who has been in prep school down in North Carolina, plans to be on campus for the Spring semester. Here is the updated list [...]
As the little guy in the room, the MAC is once again getting pushed around by the BCS bullies. Multiple outlets are reporting that the NCAA has granted 6-6 Georgia Tech a waiver if the Yellow Jackets lose to Florida State in the ACC Championship. That means that another bowl-eligible team, which in this case is most likely 6-6 Central Michigan, is staying home. The waiver flies in the face of a new rule that prohibits bowls from selecting a 6-7 team over a 6-6 team. The NCAA’s board of directors passed the rule last summer. “I am disappointed in [...]
Cameron Polk, a wide receiver from Fishers, Ind., has picked up an offer from UMass according to 247 Sports‘ Steve Wiltfong. Polk, a 2014 recruit, is being recruited by Jeff Burris, UMass’ cornerbacks coach. Burris has been heavily recruiting the Rust Belt area for the Minutemen. According to 247 Sports, UMass is the first school to offer, but Polk has visited Ball State, Indiana and Michigan State. At 6’2, he is one of the taller receivers that the Minutemen have gone after. Check out his highlights here.
UMass has extended an offer to Kurt Holuba, a defensive end from Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey. Holuba also holds an offer from Rutgers. The news comes from Rivals’ Shawn Brown: Offer #2 for Bergen Cath 2014 DE Kurt Holuba from #UMass. #Rutgers was first to the party. — Shawn Brown (@ShawnBRivals) November 29, 2012 247 Sports confirms the offer and indicates that a UMass coach visited Holuba on Nov. 26. Holuba, a 2014 recruit, is 6’4 and 235 pounds. There isn’t too much more out there about this kid, but we’ll keep an eye on him. – [...]