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UMass Football: Odds and Ends

Former UMass running back Stacey Bedell has transferred to Stony Brook.

* Former UMass running back Stacey Bedell has officially transferred to Stony Brook and will have three years of eligibility remaining. Bedell was a Long Island legend in high school and won a share of the Hansen Award, given annually to Suffolk County's top football player, so it's fitting that he went back home to play out his college career.

"We're really excited to add Stacey to our program," Stony Brook coach Chuck Priore said, in a official release. "Stacey is a tremendous athlete who can affect the game in many ways. We're fortunate that he's decided to come back to Suffolk County and continue his academic and athletic career at Stony Brook."

* Dimitri Angelas, a 2014 offensive lineman who is verbally committed to UMass, picked up a preferred walk-on offer from Wisconsin. Angelas told the Maroon Musket that he was flattered by the offer, but is still firm in his commitment to the Minutemen.

"As of right now i am still verbally committed to UMass and have no intentions of breaking my commitment," he said. "I am however extremely honored to be offered this from a program such as Wisconsin."

* Turner Baty, a quarterback who at one point played for the University of Kansas, visited UMass last week. The JUCO athlete, who spent last year with the City College of San Francisco, tweeted about the visit. He added that he planned on visiting Memphis. Baty threw for more than 3,000 yards last year and has a long, twisting road to his current situation.

* Jalen Williams, a wide receiver at Dean College, took an official visit to UMass over the weekend. Williams is teammates with Jason Sylva, a middle linebacker who has already verbally committed to the Minutemen. Sylva visited Western Michigan over the weekend.

* Connor Walsh, an athlete at Boston College High School, has been hearing from UMass football coaches, according to a source. Walsh recently picked up an offer from Maine.

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