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UMass Announces Early Enrollees

UMass named the seven recruits who are on campus for the Spring Semester. We knew about most of them, but there are a couple of new faces on the list. The three scholarship earners are old news, and include: Sam Zeff; Cameron Mock; and Josh Bruns All three athletes are offensive linemen. Zeff is a 2013 recruit and will count toward the 25 scholarship allotment for this recruiting cycle. Mock is a 2012 recruit who missed last year via an undisclosed injury. We have been told that Mock’s scholarship goes with the 2012 class. Bruns comes to UMass from the […]

Zeff, Crutchfield to Enroll Early

Sam Zeff and Nate Crutchfield, two Montclair High School football players who verbally committed to UMass, will graduate high school early and enroll in the university for the spring semester. The news comes from NorthJersey.com. I also have to tip my hat to a few of our readers. They told me about Zeff’s plans to enroll early a few weeks ago. Zeff is a big offensive lineman who recently reasserted his commitment to UMass after sources told the Maroon Musket that he was wavering: “I remain committed to UMass and its coaching staff and couldn’t be more excited about being a Minuteman,” he […]

Times Article Affecting Recruiting Efforts

A New York Times article chronicling the struggles of the University of Massachusetts’ football program has already had a negative affect on the program’s recruiting efforts, according to several sources with direct knowledge of the situation. The article, entitled “Big Dream, Rude Awakening,” is being used by other programs to dissuade student athletes from committing to UMass. It is unclear what schools are referencing the article, but one source indicated that certain “Northeast programs are specifically using it” now that UMass has “made significant improvements in recruiting.” Shane Huber, a linebacker that recently decommitted from UMass, cited the program’s “lack of stability” […]

UMass Commit: Sam Zeff

UMass picked up an offensive lineman with an impressive list of offers. Sam Zeff, an offensive lineman from New Jersey, has verbally committed to UMass, according to XOFan. Brian Dohn from Scout confirmed on Twitter. Earlier this week, it was reported that Zeff was visiting Amherst today with his parents. Zeff held offers from UConn, Rutgers, Temple, Tulane and Yale, according to Rivals. The 6’5, 277-pound lineman is a two-star recruit. Check out his highlights here. UMass now has two offensive linemen in its 2013 class. Here is the updated list of committed recruits. Cole Ormsby, DE: Windsor HS (Conn) […]







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