Seven Newcomers For UMass Football Enrolled For Spring Semester
Jan. 22, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - As the first day of the 2013 Spring semester begins at the University of Massachusetts, seven newcomers to the football program will have an early start to their careers. The student-athletes chose spring enrollment which will give them an opportunity to get acclimated to courses, take part in spring practice, and get an extra semester in the weight room prior to the start of the Minutemen's 2013 season.
The group includes three scholarship players in offensive linemen Josh Bruns, Cameron Mock and Sam Zeff.
Two members of the group, Montclair High School teammates Nate Crutchfield and Zeff, graduated early for the chance to get a head start in college.
Bruns enrolls after transferring from Glendale Community College, while Mock initially signed an National Letter of Intent last February, but was unable to join the program after suffering an injury prior to the season's start.
DuVaughn Beckford joins the Minutemen after playing two years at Assumption as a defensive back.
Also joining the program are Klysmann Afonso (Medford, Mass.) and Nick Valles (Danvers, Mass.).
SCHOLARSHIP SPRING ADDITIONS:
OL 6-5 / 277 Montclair, N.J. Montclair HS
First Team All-New Jersey selection in 2012 as an offensive tackle ... Co-captain at Montclair alongside Nate Crutchfield ... Led Mounties to a 12-0 season in 2012 and a state championship ... Earned First-Team All-Essex honors ... Also offered by UConn, Old Dominion, Rutgers, Temple, Toledo and Tulane
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