This morning, UMass football officially announced the addition of three in-state prospects to its 2016 recruiting class as preferred walk-on's: Waltham placekicker Randy Alay, Wahconah tight end/defensive end Cole Morrison, and Boston College High tight end/defensive end Adam Tucker.
Alay was one of the state's finest boots this fall, setting a school record with a 51-yard field goal as he earned ESPNBoston All-State honors. He was 10 for 12 on field goals in 2015, and concluded his career 17 for 22 on field goals and 41 of 43 on extra points.
Morrison was one of the more imposing two-way edge players the state had to offer in his junior year of 2014, earning ESPNBoston All-State honors as the Warriors reached their first ever MIAA Division 4 State Final. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder came into 2015 recovering from a knee injury, and didn't make his season debut until Oct. 9. For his career, Morrison recorded 34 catches for 491 yards and 10 touchdowns. He figures to compete for time at tight end with the Minutemen.
Tucker, a Marshfield resident, only played the first two games of the Eagles' 2015 campaign after suffering a broken clavicle during warmups before their game against Andover. He was a team captain, and to that point had recorded a sack, fumble recovery and interception in the first two games.