Highly-productive back makes the switch

Stacey Bedell (Mastic Beach, N.Y./Floyd), a high tw0-star running back prospect, has changed his commitment from FCS James Madison to UMass, MSGVarsity.com reports. The Minutemen are in the process of jumping up to the FBS. He originally picked Villanova before James Madison.

Bedell, a 5-feet-10, 175-pounds, also received scholarship offers from New Hampshire, Army, Fordham and Stony Brook.

He's been one of the most productive players in the East Region since his junior year. In 2010, he was an all-state selection who rushed for 1,658 yards (8 average), scored 20 touchdowns, recorded over 100 tackles, and intercepted two passes. This season, Bedell rushed for 2,532 yards and scored 39 touchdowns.

His athleticism has also been on display along the combine circuit, where he posted a 4.56 40-yard dash, 4.38 20-yard shuttle and 34.5-inch vertical.