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Defensive end verbally commits to UMass

A day after the University of Massachusetts football program lost one verbally committed recruit, it gained another.

Peter Angeh, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive end from Potomac, Md., announced he was UMass-bound on Twitter Monday afternoon:

“A long time coming! Taking my talents to Amherst! #UMass #D1Bound #Willows”.

Angeh’s tweet included a picture of the UMass logo, a picture of him in a UMass jersey and one of him in a UMass sweatshirt and visor. It also had a picture of a handwritten list of comparisons between UMass and Ohio University, his other top choice. Coaching, personalities of his future teammates, ability to play early, academics and campus environment were key points in UMass’ favor according to the list.

Angeh, who attends the Bullis School, had offers from several Championship Subdivision schools: Ohio, Western Michigan, Cincinnati and Temple according to Rivals.com. He received interest but no offer yet from Maryland and UCLA.

“I’m a late bloomer ... people didn’t find out about me until, like, late last year, this year,” Angeh told the Washington Post, which named him first-team All-District.

Angeh visited UMass in early December.

Angeh’s decision came a day after Shane Huber, a linebacker from Jersey City, N.J., who had committed to UMass in July, withdrew his commitment. Huber, a three-star recruit according to ESPN, had begun to get increased interest from higher-level programs, including Rutgers.

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com. Follow UMass coverage on Twitter at twitter.com/GazetteUMass. Get UMass coverage delivered in your Facebook news feed at www.facebook.com/GazetteUMassCoverage.

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