Running back Jonathan Hilliman officially signed a national letter of intent to play for Boston College Eagles football in 2014 on Wednesday, National Signing Day.
He was the 24th recruit to verbally commit to the class, having committed to join Head Coach Steve Addazio’s football program on December 14.
Hilliman’s road to Boston College first took him to Rutgers, the school to which he was initially committed. He stayed with the Scarlet Knights for several months, but became increasingly concerned over the direction of their program and found a new home in Chestnut Hill. Prior to college, Hilliman played his high school football at another major prep school in New Jersey, St. Peter’s in Jersey City.
His performance there earned him the high regard of the recruiting agencies, and on paper Hilliman is one of the Eagles’ top recruits in this cycle. Rivals and ESPN each give him four stars, with ESPN naming him on their ESPN300 list and both putting him in the top ten of New Jersey 2014 recruits. 247 gave Hilliman three stars. Aside from spurning an offer from Rutgers, Hilliman also turned down a long list of major conference offers, which included Alabama, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio State. In short, the Hilliman commitment was a major late coup for the Addazio coaching staff.
Boston College fans can find and connect with Hilliman on Twitter at @J_M_H23.
The Boston College community welcomes Jonathan to the Heights.