The Boston College Eagles have gotten seven new football commitments since Tuesday, and they kept their recent momentum going on Friday by adding wide receiver Nolan Borgersen to the mix.
The news was first broken by the recruit himself.
Borgersen is considered by some to be one of the best football recruits in New Jersey for the 2015 incoming class. NJ.com/the Newark Star-Ledger named him 33rd out of the Top 50, while Rivals was even so kind as to put him in the Top 25 within the state.
Boston college football class of 2019! Thank you everyone for the much needed support throughout the wild process. #Eagles
— Nolan Borgersen (@Nolan_B_2) June 27, 2014
At the time of his commitment, Nolan Borgersen’s offer list was fairly long, mixing both FBS and FCS programs. Aside from Boston College, among the more notable entries were Maryland, Central Florida, and Temple.
Borgersen reports himself as being 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, but all eyes are drawn to the 4.41 40-yard dash time. Just yesterday, another wide receiver, Taj-Amir Torres, committed to the Eagles and he also boasts quite a bit of speed.
This quote from a couple days ago is proverbial money in the bank:
Class of 2015 Westwood WR Nolan Borgersen: " I ran at #BC today and they offered right after my 40. I ran a 4.39!"
— Todderick Hunt (@TodderickHunt) June 25, 2014
Please note that Borgersen was offered only days ago.
During his junior year of high school in Washington Township, New Jersey, Borgersen made 85 catches for 1,894 yards, scoring 27 touchdowns. At the risk of stating the obvious, that’s pretty substantial. As a matter of fact, Nolan Borgersen broke New Jersey state records in 2013 for single-season touchdown receptions and receiving yardage.
A look at his game film illustrates why no wide receiver in New Jersey history has ever had as productive a year:
Nolan Borgersen is fast, he has good hands, and shows some other excellent traits, including good extension, concentration, and a persistence to stay on his feet. That, and he blows past every defensive secondary on the field. Granted, these highlights ever only show you the best moments of a player’s season, but he gets himself open and looks great on tape overall.
This is a very good get for Steve Addazio and the Boston College coaches, who have had a week to remember on the recruiting trail. We welcome Nolan to the Heights.