After signing 19 newcomers on Wednesday, UMass football head coach Charley Molnar picked up another on Thursday as highly touted running back Lorenzo Woodley signed with the Minutemen. The addition of Woodley, a three-star rated running back, gives UMass one of the top-5 recruiting classes in the Mid-American Conference.
The No. 40 ranked running back in the nation, Woodley ran for 1,086 yards and scored 24 touchdowns last fall for Miami's Christopher Columbus High School in Miami. As a junior splitting carries in the backfield, Woodley rushed for 727 yards (8.3 avg) and scored 11 touchdowns.
ESPN's scouting report describes the 6-foot-0, 210 pound running back as having "a good blend of size, strength, and straight-line speed" with the "physical tools to project as a high future college load-back".
Woodley also had offers from North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, Arizona State, Purdue, and was heavily recruited by several other BCS schools from the ACC and SEC.
2013 UMASS FOOTBALL SIGNING CLASS
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