Marblehead football head coach Jim Rudloff confirmed this morning to ESPNBoston.com that junior offensive/defensive lineman Derek Dumais has received an offer from UMass, his first Division 1 FBS offer.
The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Dumais made all 11 starts at left-handed quarterback Matt Millett's blind side at right tackle for the Magicians, who reached the MIAA Division 3 Northeast Final, where they lost to eventual state champion Tewksbury. Dumais, who also split time at nose tackle on defense, helped pave the way for running back Brooks Tyrrell to rack up 1,932 rushing yards -- among tops in the state -- and earn ESPN Boston MIAA All-State honors in the process.
Dumais is the latest in-state prospect to pick up an offer for the Minutemen, who also have offers out to a number of other Class of 2015 prospects in Massachusetts: Xaverian defensive end Joe Gaziano, Everett defensive back Lukas Denis, Amherst athlete Taj-Amir Torres, Brockton offensive lineman Aaron Monteiro, Mansfield tight end Brendan Hill, and Lawrence Academy tight end/linebacker Chris Garrison.
Dumais was also at Boston College's junior day last month, and has seen a scattering of varying degrees of interest across Division 1 FBS and FCS.