The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Delaney only played one season with the Warriors after transferring from New Jersey, but rushed for 1,643 yards, the 13th-highest total in state history, and found the end zone 22 times in his team's 7-4 finish.
Delaney said his Minutemen coaches gave him a workout manual with lifting and running exercises alternated each day. UMass opened its camp Aug. 9, and it's already clear to Delaney the college game requires a rigorous workload.
"It's a big difference from the high school game,'' Delaney said. "There's competition at every position, and there is so much preparation that goes into it before you even step on the field.''