After a quiet couple weeks on the recruiting front, a Mid-American Conference program has picked up a verbal commitment from a class of 2015 prospect. On Monday afternoon, head coach Mark Whipple and the UMass Minutemen finally ended the drought, by adding their ninth verbal commitment of the cycle.
According to AZCentral.com, under-the-radar quarterback James Sosinski has decided to step away from a promising basketball career to concentrate on football full-time at UMass.
The 6'7 240 pound Chandler, Arizona native, finally cracked the line-up as the starting quarterback for Hamilton High School this season, and sure hasn't disappointed. In his first year under center full-time for the Arizona powerhouse, Sosinski has the 10-1 Huskies rolling towards a State Championship.
Through eleven games, the inexperienced but strong armed Sosinski has completed 128 of his 199 passing attempts for 1,888 yards, and 20 touchdowns. Even though he hasn't seen much game action up until this season, James hasn't made many mistakes with the ball, throwing just six interceptions so far this year.
With quarterbacks returning to the UMass football team next season, Sosinski could find himself behind the eight ball when it comes to early playing time. A redshirt year could be in his future, which would give him a little time to not just grasp the play book, but the college game as a whole.
Want to see what James Sosinski brings to the Minutemen? Check out his highlight tape, courtesy of Hudl: