Lukas O’Connor, a California-based gunslinger who spent a postgrad year at Avon Old Farms, has committed to UMass as a preferred walk-on, according to a source with knowledge of his recruitment.
According to Rivals, O’Connor was drawing interest from a variety of FCS and FBS programs out of high school, including Dartmouth, Georgetown, UNH, UCLA and Wyoming. He spent a prep year at Avon where he threw for more than 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Prior to his time at Avon, O’Connor played high school ball for Culver City High School in California. The 6’4, 215-pound athlete threw for more than 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior.
Check out his highlights here.
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)
- Lukas O’Connor, QB: Culver City High School (Calif.)/Avon Old Farms (Conn)
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