The UMass football team lost two Bay State recruits that it had its eye on.
Jason Sylva, a middle linebacker at Dean College, told the Maroon Musket that he was flipping his commitment to Western Michigan. When asked for a reason, he said he had to do what was best for him.
"I wish the best for UMass and the UMass coaching staff because they did as good as a recruiting job as they could," he said. "(It was) just not for me and my situation right now."
Sylva indicated that it had nothing to do with either of his visits to Amherst and that he had a good time each time he went.
"I had a great time. It was just not the right move for me," he said.
The Minutemen also lost out on Rory Donovan, a flex tight end from Cardinal Spellman (Brockton, MA). Donovan announced his intentions on Twitter yesterday.