Ever since his hire in early December, new Boston College Head Coach Steve Addazio has been promised a renewed running game with dynamic tailback play and a dual threat passer. Before today, the only recruit that Coach Addazio has been able to add to the class is a Syracuse tight end who shares the same last name. But, today Addazio’s got his man in 3 Star QB, James Walsh, an Ohio de-commit.
Here are some of the highlights from ESPN’s scouting report:
Walsh is a very productive dual threat quarterback who primarily moves the ball with his arm but is a very capable runner, showing the quickness and playing speed to rip off big chunks of yardage when executing the zone read play or forced to scramble out of the pocket….This guy knows where to go with the ball and if pressured, has the foot quickness and agility needed to slide and keep the ball alive….We see very good accuracy throwing short, medium and deep routes, hitting receivers on time and in stride. Is dangerous when forced out of the pocket, getting his eyes downfield while locating receivers on the move….Walsh has the qualities we look for when evaluating quarterbacks; with time to develop his skills we see BCS potential.
James is the third QB in the 2013 class alongside fellow 3 star QB Tim Boyle and 2 star Mackay Lowrie. It will be interesting to see if either of the other quarterbacks, both pocket passers, will seek out other options with Coach Addazio’s commitment to the ground and pound offense.
Anyways, we at Soaring to Glory whole-heartedly welcome James Walsh to the Heights.
And if that commitment didn’t get you excited enough, well that’s too bad for now. According to ESPN, RB Raphael Webb was supposed to be choosing between BC, Florida Atlantic and Minnesota this morning at 8:30, along with his teammate Keith Kelsey Jr.(Kentucky, Louisville, South Florida). But Webb is delaying his decision till further notice. But seriously, why wouldn’t Webb choose BC over Florida Atlantic and Minnesota????