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UMass Recruiting: News and Notes

As Signing Day draws near, there is no shortage of recruiting news. UMass is no longer pursuing Brandon Peoples, a running back from from Warminster, Pa. who verbally committed last month, according to a source with knowledge of the recruiting process. Peoples had originally committed to Temple and then decommitted shortly after Steve Addazio left the school for Boston College. With Peoples no longer in the picture, UMass has one scholarship running back committed in the 2013 class - Daquan Mack. It sounds like Charley Molnar and Roderick Plummer paid Mack a visit: Speaking of commits, the Maroon Musket has learned that several athletes who […]

UMass Re-Commit: Shane Huber

Shane Huber, a linebacker from New Jersey who committed to UMass and then decommitted, has once again committed. Huber stated his intentions on Twitter: In response to a Tweet from MassLive’s Harry Plumer, Huber indicated that he is 110 percent committed: The 6’2, 228-pound athlete spoke to the Maroon Musket and indicated that he had some time to think things over after decommitting. Back when he decommitted, Huber told that the perceived instability of the UMass program caused him to re-open his recruitment. This came on the heels of critical articles about the program in both the Boston Globe and the New York Times. […]

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” […]

Huber: Stability of Program Caused Decommitment

Shane Huber, a New Jersey linebacker who recently decommitted from UMass, spoke to about why he reopened his recruitment. He said UMass’ instability was a major concern: One of the things that have been a little troublesome to me is the lack of support the school had moving to FBS football. It wasn’t just something I jumped right into. I talked to all my family and coaches, and I thought it was in my best interest to de-commit and re-open my recruitment. I wasn’t feeling 100 percent comfortable, there has been some lack of stability within the program so […]

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