FOOTBALL: New Hope-Solebury defensive back switches commitment

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Julian Kaminoff is projected to play free safety at Massachusetts, which is moving up to the FBS in 2012.

Julian Kaminoff, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety for New Hope-Solebury, has switched his football commitment from Buffalo to Massachusetts.

The Minutemen are moving up from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in 2012. They will compete in the Mid-American Conference and play their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

Kaminoff, a senior who also played running back and returned kicks for the Lions, has been clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. His vertical leap was measured at 38 inches.

Massachusetts will open its FBS season Aug. 30 at Connecticut. The non-conference slate also includes Indiana, Michigan, and Vanderbilt.

-Rick O'Brien