With Signing Day just days away, UMass was making some moves on the recruiting trail.
Aside from picking up a verbal commitment from Arthur Williams, Charley Molnar and staff also had a number of running backs on campus.
Daquan Mack, a rumbling power back that has already verbally committed to UMass, was in Amherst on a visit. As was Lorenzo Woodley, a three-star back from Miami who holds offers from all over the place, according to 247 Sports. Woodley has offers from schools ranging from Purdue to Cincinnati. He visited the Boilermakers back in November.
If Woodley were to sign with UMass, he would be the top rated recruit in the 2013 class.
Perhaps most intriguing was the presence of Roman Clay, a two-star recruit from Pennsylvania who we’ve had our eye on for months. Clay has already verbally committed to Kent State, and Penn State (and their fans) have been poking around recently.
Clay attended UMass hockey’s 5-1 win over Boston University of Feb. 1, according to a student who preferred to have his name withheld. He arrived with quarterback Mike Wegzyn “and there were some ‘Roman Clay’ chants as well as some signs for him. He seemed to be enjoying himself, and Wegzyn was selling pretty hard,” according to the student.
“I didn’t take any pictures, but I know someone took one of Roman holding a sign that said ‘Roman, Welcome to our Colosseum’ with his picture on it. I don’t know who the student was. There was another sign, but I don’t remember what it said,” he said. “Roman seemed moved by the signs and the chants, too. He walked up the stairs about 15 seconds before we scored, so I hope he still in the arena during the cheers.”
Clay is a two-star recruit and is considered one of the elite running backs at the lower level of Pennsylvania football.
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