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UMass Commit: Arthur Williams

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Arthur Williams, a safety from Florida that we have talked about a number of times before, has committed to UMass.

Matt Alkire broke the news on Twitter:

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According to Rivals, the two-star recruit chose UMass over Florida International, Buffalo and Western Kentucky. Williams is a great replacement for Justin Williams, a high-level safety that chose Michigan State over UMass and others. He is the second scholarship defensive back in the 2013 class so far, joining Jackson Porter, who committed in early December.

UMass extended an offer to Williams back in early March. In late August Williams said that he was deciding between Florida International, South Alabama and the Minutemen.

Here is the updated list of recruits who remain verbally committed:

  • Todd StaffordQB: Greenwich HS (Conn)
  • Steve Casali, LB/RB:  Sachem East HS (N.Y.)
  • Richard Queen, OL: Bergen Catholic HC (N.J.)
  • Sam Zeff, OL: Montclair High School (N.J.)
  • Jordan Page, OL: The Pennington School (N.J)
  • Terrel Correia, TE/OL: Nantucket High School (Mass)
  • D.J. Woods, WR: University School (Fla.)
  • Tyshon Henderson, OL: St. George’s School (R.I.)
  • Peter Ngobidi, LB/DE: Catholic Memorial High School (Mass)
  • Enock Asante, OL/DT: Steinert High School (N.J)
  • Daquan Mack, HB/FB: Pennsbury High School (Pa.)
  • Nate Crutchfield, QB: Montclair High School (N.J) - preferred walk-on
  • Klysmann Afonso, WR: Jireh Prep (N.C.) – preferred walk-on
  • Jackson Porter, DB: Mt. Hebron High School (Md.)
  • Sharif Custis, TE: St John Neumann (Pa)
  • Josh Bruns, OL: Glendale Community College (Ariz)
  • Garrett FitzGerald, OL: Catholic Memorial High School (Mass.)/Saint Anslem College (N.H.) - preferred walk-on
  • Peter Angeh, DE: Bullis School (Md.)
  • Logan Laurent, K/P: Exeter High School (N.H.) - preferred walk-on
  • Shaquille Harris, WR: Palmetto High School (Fla.)
  • Shane Huber, LB: St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.)
  • Joe Tyo, OL/DL: Dennis-Yarmouth High School (Mass) - preferred walk-on
  • DuVaughn Beckford, DB: Nantucket High School (Mass)/Assumption College (Mass) - walk-on
  • Nick Valles, RB: Danvers High School (Mass) - walk-on
  • Michael Dowe, Jr., DL: Cromwell High School (Conn)/Western New England University - walk-on
  • Elijah Wilkinson, OL/DL: Downingtown West High School (Pa.)
  • E.J. Burston, WRPalmetto High School (Fla.)
  • Dillon Tighe, WR: Arundel High School (Md.) - preferred walk-on
  • Markus Colin, K: Allentown High School (N.J.) - walk-on
  • Arthur Williams, S: Sebring High School (Fla.)

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  1. UMasSauce says:

    Glad to see the beginnings of a Florida pipeline getting going. Molnar has hit this area hard, nice to see some results.

  2. umass1991 says:

    that’s 20 schollys.. Assuming all 20 sign (if we include the WR from Michigan = 21), then the last few will be used for either Clay or Woodley (both would be nice) and a GS or two

  3. Dave says:

    “He is the only scholarship defensive back in the 2013 class so far.”

    You also have Jackson Porter listed as a defensive back…is he a preferred walk-on?

    1. Bob McGovern says:

      That’s my mistake Dave, I’ll edit that. Thanks for catching it.

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