UMass gets LB recruit Tom Rodrick from Leicester

Last modified: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Tom Rodrick, the linebacker from Leicester, who enrolled and then withdrew from UConn last year, said that he's joining UMass football team via Twitter (@DoctorTom315).

“AWESOME NEWS-Paperwork hasn’t been done yet but for those asking I am expecting to be playing for UMass next year."

It's unclear whether Rodrick, who didn't see action with the Huskies will have to sit out. He's hoping to be enrolled in Amherst for the spring semester so he can participate in spring practice.

UMass recruited Rodrick out of high school.

From his UConn Bio which lists him at 6-foot-3, 229 pounds.:

Played fullback, linebacker and defensive end at Leicester High...2013 ESPN Boston MIAA All-State...GoLocal Worcester All-Star......as a senior in 2013, recorded 79 tackles, 11 sacks and two interceptions....also carried 77 times for 779 yards and nine touchdowns, adding four more touchdowns through the air...served as a team captain...helped Leicester win the MIAA Division 5 Super Bowl title in 2011 and earned another title trip in 2012...in 2012, recorded 92 tackles and led Central Mass. with 14 sacks, also rushing for 437 yards and eight touchdowns.

ESPN Recruiting Evaluation:

Rodrick is a two-way player in high school. Is a full back who gets a lot of quick hitting carries. Runs very up right and may be susceptible to direct shots if defender has angle. Will need to add size and strength to his frame but looks to be capable of supporting. Most likely a low level Division 1 prospect.