Nantucket’s Terrell Correia Gives UMass A Verbal

Correia, wearing #81, towers over his opponent

Another day, another commitment for the Minutemen. This is the eighth verbal, if you are counting. This one is an interesting one, too.

Over the past few days we have seen consensus 2-star and 3-star guys chose Amherst. Yesterday afternoon it was an “under the radar” prospect that decided to attend Massachusetts.

Terrell is a 6’7” football player. Those are hard to come by. He has the athleticism to play WR/TE, but it looks like UMass’ coaches want him on the o-line.

Correia did not receive any other offers to play football at the next level. He spoke with the WorldWide Leader about this;

“I had no other offers. I talked a little bit to NC State. As a sophomore I talked to BC a little bit, but they didn’t follow through. I talked to Sacred Heart literally for about 10 min. I didn’t really talk to anyone else.”

I’ve been thrilled with the competition that the UMass coaching staff has been going up against. When you hear about guys who end up at Michigan and Notre Dame coming out to visit Amherst, you know they are making an impact. Beyond that, it was even more tangible as we saw kids commit to UMass over the likes of Rutgers, Temple, Uconn, etc. over the past few days.

Correia and Ormsby are really the biggest under the radar kids out of the eight 2013 commitments the team has received. And you can see why the staff liked them — size, athleticism, and work ethic. To make a swift impact at the next level, this coaching stuff must be able to sniff these types of kids out.

[via ESPN Local]