Saturday, May 19, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2018--Cavon Butler II

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I've blogged about Cavon Butler, a 6-3 285 pound DL from Toledo, Ohio before.

This article covers his visit to West Virginia.

247Sports has an article that reports he does not have a favorite at this time.

Since I posted about Butler in March, he has added offers by Ohio, Youngstown state, Kent State, Cincinnati and West Virginia.

UMass Football News--May 19th, 2018

BC has announced a 1:00 PM start time for UMass' visit to the Heights.

The game will appear on ACC Extra TV.

Athlon Sports ranks BC's 2018 schedule as 6th most difficult in the ACC.


Appalachian State completes its 2020 schedule. UMass and the Mountaineers will meet on 09/26/20.


UConn will have an earlier start to its Spring Football in 2019 and will not have a Spring Game.

The Huskies add a DT graduate transfer from Miami.


Friday, May 18, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Dennis SirVocea

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This article from reports UMass is showing interest in Dennis SirVocea, a 6-1 208 pound OLB from Syracuse NY. has video.

MaxPreps has stats. has a post from September of last year featuring SirVocea.

SirVocea has an offer from Dartmouth. Also showing interest from the Northeast are Syracuse, Rutgers and UConn.

UMass Football News--May 18th, 2018

Matty Vautour's farewell column at the Hampshire Gazette. Matty was the only beat writer for UMass sports after MassLive decreased their UMass coverage. He did a good job coverning UMass sports and never tried coaching the various teams through his stories.


Gus Malzahn is excited about Jack Driscoll joining his OL at Auburn.

Malzahn shares his thoughts on graduate transfers.


Athlon Sports ranks UMass ahead of McNeese State, Hawaii and New Mexico State in BYU's 2018 schedule.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Kalel Mullings

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Kalel Mullings, a 6-2 215 pound OLB from Milton, MA has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports page here. has video.

This article talks about his offer from Penn State.

Mullins has 15 offers nearly all from Power Five teams including BC, Syracuse and Rutgers from the Northeast. 247Sports has him the #2 ranked recruit in Massachusetts.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Jaden Dottin
Jaden Dottin, a 6-3 185 pound WR from Cambridge, MA has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

247Sports page here. has video.

MaxPreps has stats.

This article from April of last year features Dottin.

247Sports has a post from January of 2018 featuring Dottin.

Dottin has five offers including BC, UConn and Michigan.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

UMass Football New---May 15th, 2018

Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" reports UMass is requesting upgrades to McGuirk and Garber Field.

McGuirk would get upgraded bathrooms, concessions and a permanent video board.

Also in play would be some sort of indoor practice facility. The cost of the improvements seem to be less than discussed earlier, so there appears to be some options still to be decided.

Any upgrades to McGuirk and practice facilities are a net positive to the program. We'll have see how it plays out.


Da'Sean Downey has signed a free agent contract the Baltimore Ravens.

Mike Traini also has a post on Downey's signing.

The Baltimore Ravens web site also has a story on Downey's signing.

Raven Wire also has a comment about Downey signing with Baltimore.


Matty Vautour, the UMass beat writer for the Hampshire Gazette is leaving for a postion at MassLive.

He says the Gazette will still cover UMass Sports.


Bob McGovern is leaving the Boston Herald. Let's hope the Herald recovers from its current financial troubles. The Herald was one of the few Boston news outlets that game UMass athletics a fair shake.


Kentucky signs Jalen Geiger, a three-star DB from Columbia SC. Geiger had a UMass offer.


The Salt Lake Tribune predicts a BYU win over UMass in 2018.


Monday, May 14, 2018

UMass Football News--May 14th, 2018

UMass, Army and Western Michigan will join Rutgers and Ohio State at a football camp hosted by the Scarlet Knights on June 1st.


The NFCA 7-on-7 Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament started on May 12th. Attending was UMass 2020 offer Chris Long. I've blogged about Long before.


A Fox Sports writer thinks Duquesne could upset UMass on August 25th.

The CAA will play 12 FBS teams in 2018.

Athlon Sports does not list UMass-Duquesne among it's list of 10 potential FCS-FBS upsets.

Athlon also has five potential FCS vs Power Five upsets.


Boston College signs a three-star pro-style QB.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Haskett Luqman

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Hasquett Lugman a RB from Virginia Beach, VA has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass. has video.

2017 All-District.

This article features Lugman.

Lugman also has an offer from North Carolina State.