Jason Smith, a 2013 defensive end/tight end from Hackensack High School in New Jersey, has committed to UMass.
Smith mentioned his commitment on Twitter:
Smith told the Maroon Musket that he is part of the 2013 class, but he will go to East Coast Prep in Great Barrington, Mass. during the fall and join the Minutemen for the 2014 Spring Semester. He will be a scholarship athlete.
When asked what he would play at UMass, the 6’5, 235-pound athlete indicated that he was ready to fill in where needed.
“Honestly wherever they want me. I can play on both sides of the ball – tight end and defensive end – so wherever they want me I’ll play,” he said.
He added that he chose UMass because of the “family atmosphere.” He indicated that UMass assistant Dave Sollazzo was involved with his recruitment and followed him since his sophomore year.
“We made a bond that will never break and my parents also feel comfortable and also love him. I can’t wait to come and attend the college,” Smith said. “(UMass) football is on the rise, and people should beware.
“Oh yea and you can’t forget UMass is rated No. 1 best food out of all the colleges in the nation.”
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