101 Days of BC Football: AJ Caruso, #61


The next newcomer to Boston College football in 2012 joins the team from one of the school’s fertile recruiting grounds in New Jersey. There, the Eagles found AJ Caruso.

Caruso hails from West Allenhurst, NJ and played his high school ball for Ocean Township High School. He also played basketball and baseball; his baseball stats are the easiest to find, as he went .276 in his senior season. Like today’s earlier feature, Patrick Bowler, Caruso played tight end on the football team, but Caruso led his team in receptions and receiving yards in 2011.

All indications are that Caruso is an intelligent and ambitious kid; for starters, he is now enrolled in the CSOM (Carroll School of Management, for the non-BC folks reading this article) Honors Program. In high school, he was in the National Honor Society, served four terms as class president, and won numerous scholar-athlete awards during his time at Ocean Township.

Now, at Boston College, Caruso is a recruited walk-on. He’s also a linebacker and a long snapper, as that’s how BC has listed him. He could do everything else in high school, so perhaps he can play linebacker as well, but the issue for him will be playing time. In 2012, the chances of him getting any outside of being a “valuable scout team member” are remote, but with regards to the future, he’ll have to earn his time on the field.

In the meantime, you can give him a follow on Twitter.