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Highly Touted Running Back Lorenzo Woodley Signs With UMass

Lorenzo Woodley signed with UMass on Thursday

Lorenzo Woodley signed with UMass on Thursday

Feb. 8, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. -

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
 Peter Angeh - DL • 6-2/245 • Silver Spring, Md. • The Bullis School
 Enock Asante - DL • 6-2/260 • Trenton, N.J. • Steinert H.S.
 E.J. Burston - WR • 6-3/170 • Bradenton, Fla. • Palmetto H.S.
 Josh Bruns - OL • 6-5/285 • Bullhead City, Ariz. • Glendale C.C.
 Steve Casali - LB • 6-2/225 • Farmingville, N.Y. • Sachem East H.S.
 Terrel Correia - OL/DL • 6-7/280 • Nantucket, Mass. • Nantucket H.S.
 Sharif Custis - TE • 6-3/215 • Philadelphia, Pa. • St. Neumann-Goretti H.S.
 Shaquille Harris - WR • 6-2/206 • Palmetto, Fla. • Palmetto H.S.
 Tyshon Henderson - OL • 6-7/315 • Newark, N.J. • St. George's School (R.I.)
 Fabian Hoeller - OL • 6-3/301 • Cologne, Germany • FOS Ansbach • Cologne Falcons
 Shane Huber - LB • 6-3/235 • Basking Ridge, N.J. • St. Peter's Prep
 Daquan Mack - RB • 6-1/247 • Levitttown, Pa. • Pennsbury H.S.
 Cameron Mock* - OL • 6-7/305 • Clayton, N.M. • Clayton H.S.
 Peter Ngobidi - LB/DL • 6-2/260 • Hyde Park, Mass. • Catholic Memorial
 Jordan Page - OL • 6-5/300 • Ewing, N.J. • The Pennington School (N.J.)
 Jackson Porter - DB • 6-1/185 • Ellicott City, Md. • Mt. Hebron H.S.
 Rich Queen - OL • 6-3/275 • Alendale, N.J. • Bergen Catholic H.S.
 Todd Stafford - QB • 6-7/250 • Riverside, Conn. • Greenwich H.S.
 Elijah Wilkinson - DL • 6-4/310 • Downingtown, Pa. • Downingtown West H.S.
 Arthur Williams - DB • 6-3/185 • Sebring, Fla. • Sebring H.S.
 Lorenzo Woodley - RB • 6-0/210 • Miami, Fla. • Christopher Columbus High School
 D.J. Woods - WR • 5-9/170 • Coral Springs, Fla. • University H.S.
 Sam Zeff - OL • 6-5/275 • Montclair, N.J. • Montclair H.S.
 * Mock enrolls as a mid-year player and will count as a member of the 2012 class

 

 

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