Sotir, Monteiro to walk-on at UMass

A source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com tonight that UMass has added two more in-state prospects to its growing list of preferred walk-ons for the 2013 season.

Bob McGovern of the Maroon Musket was the first to report that Worcester Tech offensive lineman Chris Sotir will be walking-on to the Minutemen's program. The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder was a captain for an Eagles squad that went 3-8 this past season.

The source also confirmed that former Brockton High standout Jesse Monteiro will be walking on. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder did a post-graduate season at Tabor Academy this past fall. In 2011 with Brockton, Monteiro caught 14 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns, and had two interceptions on defense. Monteiro was an impact at several positions last fall for the Seawolves -- most notably wide receiver, slotback, cornerback and kick returner -- but generally projects to either cornerback or slot receiver at the college level.

That adds to the growing list of Class of 2013 prospects set to walk-on. Sotir and Monteiro join Barnstable's Andrew Ellis, Dennis-Yarmouth's Joe Tyo, Dexter's Costa Toubekis, Medfield's Will Giggi, Mystic Valley's Klysmann Afonso, and Mashpee's Jordan Keli'inui and Zak Orcutt among the preferred in-state walk-ons.