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UMass Commit: Dan DiNicola

The UMass football team picked up its second Bay State recruit in 24 hours. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Minutemen received a verbal commitment from Dan DiNicola, an offensive lineman from the Dexter School in Brookline, Mass. DiNicola verballed to UMass during the first annual UMass Clambake at McGuirk Alumni Stadium, according to a source. DiNicola, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound prospect holds offers from a number of schools, including Monmouth, James Madison and Old Dominion. Most recently, DiNicola was on hand for UMass’ 7-on-7 tournament in June. DiNicola is the fifth non-grey shirt commit for the […]

UMass Commit: Jason Sylva

Jason Sylva, a linebacker at Dean College who had at one point signed with UConn, is heading to the University of Massachusetts, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The news was originally tweeted by ESPNBoston’s Brendan Hall. Sources tell the Maroon Musket that Sylva will play for Dean – a community college in Franklin, Mass. – during the 2013 season and will play for the Minutemen in 2014. He will have two years of eligibility left by the time he comes to Amherst. Shane Waldron was in charge of recruiting Sylva. The Maroon Musket has also learned […]

Former Temple Commit to Play for UMass

Shakur Nesmith, a wide receiver from Pennsylvania who originally committed to Temple in 2012, will play for UMass as a walk-on and attempt to earn a scholarship, according to multiple sources. Nesmith was a 2012 recruit from Imhotep Charter in Philadelphia, and verbally committed to the Owls the summer before his senior year. After signing with the Owls, the three-star recruit – and several others in Temple’s 2012 class – did not clear the NCAA Clearinghouse for freshman eligibility. In order to become eligible, Nesmith attended Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y. One source told the Maroon Musket that he is academically eligible […]

List of Prospects on Hand for UMass 7-on-7

The UMass football team had a 7-on-7 tournament a few weeks ago, and a number of recruits were on hand. Check out the list of recruits that we’ve heard about. Click on names for either highlights or recruiting page: DeAndre Scott, S: Imhotep (Pa.) Quadeem Starkes, S: Imhotep (Pa.) Randell Hunter, LB: Imhotep (Pa.) Nyeem Thrones, CB: Imhotep (Pa.) Ace Long, QB: Friendship Christian High School (Tenn.) Damon Brinkley, DB: Archbishop Wood (Pa.) Damion Samuels, RB/DB: Frankford (Pa.) Shareef Miller, OLB: Frankford (Pa.) Devin Crosby, CB: Imhotep (Pa.) Zaire Wright, CB: Imhotep (Pa.) Deniston Moore, WR: Imhotep (Pa.) Dre Dreuitt Parks, QB: Imhotep (Pa.) John Graham, WR: Prep Charter (Pa.) Shaquille […]

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