The Massachusetts Minutemen got their first in-state commitment when Joe Parsons gave his verbal commitment on June 9th according to multiple sources. Listed at 6-5, 285 he was a dominant run blocker at right tackle as a junior for Xaverian Brothers High School (Westwood, MA).
Proud to say I'm officially committed to Umass Amherst for football #minutemen— Joe Parsons (@jparsons7611) June 9, 2014
The offensive line on any team needs to have depth and Parsons will give UMass just that. While he isn't ranked on any of the major recruiting websites, he has FBS size and that is something that you just can't teach.