Mark Whipple's UMass Minutemen didn't have enough in the tank to pull out a victory over Bowling Green on Saturday, but they did receive a verbal pledge from an under-the-radar prospect.
Announcing his college plans via his Twitter page, linebacker Teddy Adkins of Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida is the seventh, and latest senior prospect to give Whipple, and staff a commitment.
"I'm very excited. I've been talking to them for awhile. They offered me during the summer, and I was just intending to see how things were, but after talking to my mother, and my father, we decided that would be a good fit for me." Adkins told the Orlando Sentinel soon after his commitment.
Even though the 6'2 200 pound, Adkins might not have the prototypical size for an outside linebacker, he makes up for it with solid speed, and vision. With a number of upperclassmen currently filling out the UMass depth chart, Teddy might have to wait to show off his pass rushing skills in the Maroon and White.
Last year as a junior, he helped lead Wekiva to an overall record of 6-6. So far this season Adkins, who is coached by former NFL player Kenard Lang, is trying to get the 3-2 Mustangs rolling towards a State playoff berth.
See what Teddy Adkins will bring to the Minutemen defense, with these highlights from Hudl: