Running back Sherman Alston officially signed a national letter of intent to play for Boston College Eagles football in 2014 on Wednesday, National Signing Day.
He was the 22nd recruit to verbally enter the class, having committed to join Head Coach Steve Addazio’s program on August 22, shortly before the start of the 2013 season.
Sherm Alston was the third of six New Jersey recruits in the 2014 class. The 5-foot-6, 165-pounder played as a back for St. Joe’s in Montvale, one of the prep powerhouses in the Garden State. Some of his highlights are available to view on Hudl.
A few of the recruiting agencies are careful to call him an “all-purpose back,” which may indicate Alston’s increased value to the team. Rivals and ESPN each gave him three stars, while 247 put Alston on the two-star tier. Boston College was Alston’s only FBS offer, with the others coming from Bryant, Albany, New Hampshire, and Delaware. This was in spite of some good test results on his part, which included a 4.45 40 time and a 32″ vertical.
Eagles fans can find Alston on Twitter at @DakKid_Sherm.
The Boston College community welcomes Sherm to the Heights.