Since the recent recruiting Clam-Bake held on the UMass campus, Mark Whipple, and the Minutemen coaching staff have watched their recruiting efforts really pick up. Four class of 2015 prospects who were in attendence at the bake have now gave the UMass program a verbal commitment, including massive offensive lineman Derek Dumais, who made the choice to further his education, and playing days at UMass on Sunday, per the Maroon Musket.
Now up to six overall verbal commitments for 2015, Derek is the fourth lineman to give their word to Whipple, and UMass so far, joining Joe Parsons, Michael Rerardi, and Jack Driscoll.
Suiting up for Jim Rudloff's Marblehead High School squad last season, the 6-foot 5, and 320 pound, Dumais, starred on both sides of the ball as a junior. Playing offensive tackle, and defensive tackle, he was just one of the many standouts who helped the Magicians finish with an overall record of 9-2, and a Northeastern Conference title.
A lot like his now future teammate Jack Driscoll, Dumais was considering playing his college football for Holy Cross before making a commitment to Whipple, and the Minutemen.
Before you have a chance to watch him blocking up front for UMass, take a look at some of Derek's highlights from last season, courtesy of Hudl: