UMass isn’t wasting any time on the 2014 recruiting trail, and it looks like Charley Molnar and company are fanning out down the East Coast and into the Rust Belt.
- According to ESPN‘s Josh Moyer, the Minutemen have offered Rob Martin, a running back from Harrisburg, Pa. He added that Temple extended an offer as well. The 6’0, 190-pound athlete is drawing interest from a number of big programs, including Maryland, Penn State and Pitt, according to ESPN. Martin ran for 1,812 yards and 19 rushing touchdowns this past season. Check out his highlights here. (h/t Bob Morrisson)
- 247 Sports’ Bob Lichtenfels tweeted that UMass offered A.J. Long, a dual-threat quarterback from Tennessee. Long already has offers from Arizona and Ohio, according to Rivals. ESPN has more of the same and adds UCLA and Syracuse to the list. 247 Sports lists Long as a three-star recruit. Check out his highlights here.
- The Minutemen have reached out to the Rust Belt for a little size. According to 247 Sports’ Steve Wiltfong, UMass has offered Drew Broughton, a 6’4, 280-pound guard from Fishers High School, which is just outside Indianapolis. UMass is the first school to offer. I assume that Jeff Burris, UMass’ cornerbacks coach, is involved here. Burris coached at Fishers earlier in his career.
- UMass also offered Bo Hines, a wide receiver/athlete from North Carolina. Wiltfong also broke that news. According to 247 Sports, Charlotte has also extended an offer. Hines is 6’1, 190 pounds and runs a sub-4.5 40-yard dash, according to Rivals.
- Chris Taylor, a wide receiver/safety from Florida that we’ve talked about before, has picked up a UMass offer. Taylor mentioned the offer on Twitter. UMass wide receivers coach Allen Suber has been the point man with Taylor’s recruitment.
- Patrick Amara, a wide receiver/safety from Philadelphia, has picked up a UMass offer. The news comes from Matt Alkire, who mentioned the offer on Twitter. Amara also holds a Bowling Green offer, according to 247 Sports. Rivals says that Akron has also offered. Check out his 2011 highlights here. Alkire added that Greg White, a running back from Amara’s high school, also picked up a UMass offer.
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