Another recruit for new Boston College coach Steve Addazio as he attempts to build the “4 hour fence” of recruits around the Heights as Isaac Yiadom, a WR/DB from Worcester verbally committed. Yiadom is a 6’0, 170 lb who actually plays on both sides of the ball for Doherty High School. Last season, he got 1,267 all purpose yards, along with 76 tackles and 8 interceptions in the defensive backfield. So basically this is a kid who is tough enough to garner 13 touchdowns while going right back on the field to play defense. This is something I really like to see in a prospect. On Rivals, Yiadom is given a 3 star rating and has offers from Bryant, Holy Cross, and UConn, while Virginia Tech was starting to gain interest.
According to ESPNBoston.com, Yiadom chose BC because he believes that Coach Addazio is putting the right pieces in place to turn around the program. Yiadom is solid in the classroom with a 3.6 GPA. He is quoted in the ESPN Boston article:
“That’s why my dad loves BC, he wanted me to go there,” Yiadom said. “I wouldn’t have trouble getting a good job if I don’t [go to the NFL]. If I had to choose any school in New England, close to my family, or really any school in the country, it’s BC. Everybody there is real.”
This is similar to the strategy that Coach Addazio used in wooing the first Class of 2014 recruit RB Marcus Outlow, who chose BC over schools like Florida and Ohio State. The strong academics of Boston College should definitely not be a hindrance in recruiting but rather a tool. The fact of the matter is that over 90% of DI football players will not be paid for their performance on the field beyond college. The rigorous academics of a school like Boston College prepare athletes better than most other schools when it’s time to hang up the cleats and that is what Isaac Yiadom saw through Coach Addazio’s, I suspect, enthused recruiting speech.
Anyways, this is a great early addition to the Class of 2014 and we at Soaring to Glory hope to see many more quality pick ups by the new coaching staff in the future. In the meantime, we’d like to congratulate and welcome Isaac Yiadom to the Heights and hope he has a successful career here, if he holds the commitment.
Story was first reported by ESPN Boston’s Brendan Hall last night:
Doherty 2014 WR/DB Isaac Yiadom (@isaacshowtime) tells us tonight he has committed to Boston College. Was offered earlier this week on visit
— Brendan Hall (@BHallESPN) March 29, 2013
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