Massachusetts has received 3 verbal commitments this week. Who are the next players to join UMass Nation?! Well, there will be a couple candidates in Western Mass this weekend.
Shane Huber, a 2-star inside linebacker from Jersey City, will travel to Amherst on Thursday. He holds an offer to play for the Minutemen. Huber also holds offers from Temple, Buffalo, Navy, UCF among others. That’s some solid competition, but the Massachusetts coaching staff is once again getting rave reviews.
“I’m going to get a tour of the campus and facilities,” Huber explained. “While I’m up there I’m going to check out Amherst too because I heard it’s one of the best college towns in nation. Coach (Dave) Sollazzo and Coach (Phil) Elmassian are both recruiting and talking to me and I’d say my relationship with those guys is up there with that of any other school. I came home today and had seven handwritten letters from Massachusetts, so I get a great vibe from them. They’ve got a very seasoned coaching staff, they’re very sincere and I just have positive interactions.”
Huber already went to a 7-on-7 camp at Rutgers, but doesn’t have an offer according to Rivals. He has stated that he will visit UCF in July. Lets see if a couple days in Amherst can cancel that trip to Orlando.
Also in Amherst this weekend will be Sam Zeff. Zeff is also a 2-star recruit from Jersey. He currently holds offers from Uconn, Temple, Yale, among others.
I’m interested to see if Zeff is interested in playing ball at the next level in Amherst. There’s no doubt the Massachusetts staff is, too. Zeff is a 6’5” offensive linemen that goes about 265 lbs. That seems to fit right in with what Coach Molnar and company are looking for.
Both Huber and Zeff have offers from the University of Central Florida. Matt Alkire, over at XOFan, seems to think that UCF and UMass are currently leading in the race for Zeff.
Amherst is a fantastic place for collegiate atheltics. Orlando is a great place for tea cup rides. Go UMass!