Boston College’s 2015 recruiting class hit double digits on Tuesday as Connecticut running back Sharrieff Grice committed to the Eagles.
Grice, now the tenth high school football player to verbally commit to Steve Addazio and company, is Boston College’s first newcomer in about a month, as offensive lineman Wyatt Knopfke verballed in late April.
Sharrieff Grice is from West Hartford, where he plays for the Kingswood-Oxford School. Coming in at 6-foot-1 and 206 pounds, Grice reports himself as having run a 4.64 40 with about a 37-inch vertical. This testing was done in the Nike Sparq Combine, the other results of which are reported by ESPN. If one looks at them, they will see that Sharrieff Grice’s scores were pretty good, including a 20-yard shuttle of 4.13, being amongst the best times that day.
All this helped Grice earn a three-star rating from ESPN. At the time of his commitment, his offer list included Rutgers, UMass, New Hampshire, Fordham, and Albany.
But, how does Grice look on the field? Thankfully, we live in the future and internet videos have been invented.
The video, from his most recent season of high school football at Kingswood-Oxford, also lists him as a free safety. That could explain why 247 Sports has Grice down as an athlete.
In seven games last year, Sharrieff Grice had 93 rushes for 840 yards with 11 touchdowns. That’s just over nine yards per carry, which, as one might figure, is dominant.
The film we have available to us is encouraging. Grice looks like a powerful runner who isn’t afraid of contact and also isn’t afraid of dragging guys with him. In some of those highlight clips, Grice looks like a man amongst boys on the football field, but his offensive line did their jobs. Even when they didn’t, he still found a way to make plays.
The Boston College coaching staff continues to work hard on the recruiting trail and their efforts paid off again today. We welcome Grice to the Heights.