Do you remember the last time Boston College Eagles football got five commits within the span of two days? We all should: the last time it happened was today, and Taj-Amir Torres helped make it happen.
Torres came aboard the SS Addazio on the same day as California DT Ray Smith, and just a day after three other of his future teammates made their pledges. He becomes the 21st commitment for the 2015 class and the 12th for the month of June, continuing an extremely rapid pace for the coaches.
Amherst '15 ATH Taj-Amir Torres (@TooQuickHaz) announced his commitment to Boston College today. Exceptional athlete with legit 4.4 speed.
— Christian Bradley (@_ChrisBradley) June 26, 2014
Boston College reportedly beat out UConn and Torres’s hometown UMass for his commitment.
According to Torres himself, he plays wide receiver and cornerback for Amherst-Pelham Regional High School. He also boasts a quick 40 time of 4.38 seconds, which seems to be in line with scouts’ evaluation of his abilities. It should also not come as a surprise that Taj-Amir Torres runs track, and was the Western Massachusetts Athlete of the Year for indoor track.
As exciting as it is for the Eagles and their coaches to wrap up this many new commitments in this short of an amount of time, needless to say, this pace is unsustainable. At 21 recruits in the bank, Boston College is closing in on their cap for this class. Now, how high that theoretical “cap” actually is, only they can say, but there are only so many scholarships available and one would think that somewhere near 30 has to be the maximum, as it was in 2014 recruiting. Remember that room must also be left for other classes and the possibility of an inbound transfer.
Boston College might be able to afford some more selectivity in their recruiting from here on in, given that they’re most likely down to a handful of scholarships left to dole out.
Whatever the case may be, we welcome Taj-Amir Torres as he caps off a very respectable stretch of recruiting for Boston College football.