UMass has added to its list of impressive Bay State walk-ons.
Aaron Oberst an offensive and defensive lineman from Phillips Academy in Andover, has committed to UMass as a walk-on, according to ESPN Boston‘s Brendan Hall. The 6’4, 245-pound athlete has experience at offensive line, defensive end and tight end.
Back when Oberst played for Dover-Sherborne High School, he was drawing interest from a number of FCS programs, including Bucknell, Colgate and Fordham, according to Rivals.
Here is the updated list of walk-ons who have committed to UMass.
- Nate Crutchfield, QB: Montclair High School (N.J)
- Klysmann Afonso, WR: Jireh Prep (N.C.)
- Garrett FitzGerald, OL: Catholic Memorial High School (Mass.)/Saint Anslem College (N.H.)
- Logan Laurent, K/P: Exeter High School (N.H.)
- Joe Tyo, OL/DL: Dennis-Yarmouth High School (Mass)
- DuVaughn Beckford, DB: Nantucket High School (Mass)/Assumption College (Mass)
- Nick Valles, RB: Danvers High School (Mass)
- Michael Dowe, Jr., DL: Cromwell High School (Conn)/Western New England University
- Dillon Tighe, WR: Arundel High School (Md.)
- Markus Colin, K: Allentown High School (N.J.)
- Andrew Ellis, LB: Barnstable High School (Mass)
- Costa Toubekis, OL: Dexter High School (Mass)
- Will Giggi, OL: Medfield High School (Mass)
- Aaron Oberst, OL/DL: Phillips Academy (Mass)
Jamal Custis, a 2014 wide receiver from Philadelphia, has picked up a UMass offer according to Rivals‘ Shawn Brown. Custis is 6’6, and Brown reported that a number of BCS schools are starting to poke around. Jamal’s brother, Sharif Custis, signed with UMass on Feb. 6. … D’Cota Dixon, a 2014 defensive back from New Smyrna Beach in Florida, has picked up a UMass offer, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Dixon also has offers from Ball State, North Carolina, N.C. State and Vanderbilt, according to Rivals. … Sean Bowens, a linebacker from Treasure Coast High School in Florda, has picked up a UMass offer, according to 247 Sports. … K.J. Ford, a defensive tackle from South Carolina, has an offer from UMass, according to 247 Sports. He also has an offer from N.C. State.
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