Sixteen players on the 2012 Boston College roster come from New Jersey. The Eagles added several with their incoming recruiting class, and amongst them was Dan Crimmins.
In northeast Bergen County lies the small town of Closter, which is Crimmins’ hometown. His high school was in neighboring Demarest — Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest — where the young man spent several years playing tight end for the Norsemen. During his senior season in 2011, Crimmins scored 18 touchdowns; he amassed 25 for his career, as well as over 2,600 receiving yards. The highlight of his career year in high school came in October, when he put it in the end zone five times in a single game. Crimmins also played in Demarest’s defensive secondary, picking off three passes last year.
The scouting reports on Crimmins marvel at his size coming out of high school (now 6-6, 220) and projected him as a tight end. He received three stars from the recruiting websites as an offensive player and received other offers from UConn and Temple before settling on Boston College. Prior to his matriculation at BC, Crimmins’ 40-yard dash time was recorded at 4.82 seconds; not the best, but not terrible.
Though he played both offense and defense, Crimmins is slated to be an offensive player at BC: the school lists him at tight end and wide receiver, though he’s not made the two-deep at either. He is a likely redshirt candidate.
On a final note, his two brothers’ names are Matt and Ryan — good BC football names.