Boston College Football Recruiting: Who’s looking at the Heights?


Searching for Boston College Football recruiting news is about as challenging as trying to find a hard copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special. The recruiting shake up that happened when the Eagles terminated Frank Spaziani’s contract and picked up Coach Addazio has seen 3 star recruits like QB Tim Boyle, WR Dan Monteroso, RB LeShun Daniels and highly rated K Michael Geiger. Since then, Addazio has only added dual threat QB James Walsh and Syracuse transfer TE Louis Addazio(his son).

And with the mighty defections comes limited interest in Boston College in the run up to National Signing Day. But through tireless research we at Soaring to Glory have found two exemplary prospects looking at Boston College.

1.Robert Davis-RB-3-star-ESPN

This is a 5’8 running back out of Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida, who only came onto Boston College’s recruiting radar since Coach Addazio was hired. Davis was previously committed to play for Cincinnati until Butch Jones left to coach at Tennessee. Davis wasn’t thrilled with new coach Tommy Tuberville’s pitch and explored new options.

Mike Bakas of on Davis, before his senior season:

"Davis lacks ideal size but he flat out dominated the small school competition on the field last season. He’s very good in the open field with speed and the ability to make people miss. He’s also a top notch kick return specialist who scored a few times there, too. He’s a playmaker on both sides of the ball and should be ready for a big senior season."

Robert Davis would be a great pick up in Boston College’s underwhelming recruiting season, but there are a couple of other competitors in the Davis chase. According to Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times, Davis’ father, Derrick Brown, says that while BC is in the top two for his son, “‘Memphis is probably ahead right now'”. Knight also points out that the RB prospect still has USF is still in his mind, as well.

If Memphis, a Conference USA team that is looking forward to their move to the Big East in the fall, is able to pry away the Eagles biggest prospect on National Signing Day, I don’t think we have much hope for the foreseeable future

2. Matt Patchan-OT-possible Florida transfer

The redshirt junior offensive tackle who hasn’t played since 2011 is a former 5 star prospect mired by injuries, brought to Gainesville by Urban Meyer and coached by Steve Addazio. Patchan now wants to enroll as a graduate student and play off his final year for one of his former coaches at either Ohio State or Boston College. Since the The Gainesville Times reported the story on December 26th, not much else has developed concerning Patchan’s decision. We certainly hope that if Patachan is physically able, he will be able to come to the Heights, as we are losing John Wetzel and Emmett Cleary to graduation.

Update: Boston College just received a new commitment!

From Syracuse’s ABC affiliate:

"Baldwinsville football standout Tyler Rouse will soon be Boston College Eagle…In December, Rouse was named the 2012-2013 Gatorade Player of the Year…This past season, Rouse rushed for 2,977 yards and 45 touchdowns on 333 carries, leading the Baldwinsville Bees to the Class AA Section III final. He finished his high school career with 6,841 yards rushing, the fourth-highest total in New York State history."

Those certainly look like some impressive statistics and we hope Tyler can bring that production to the Heights in the Fall. Congratulations Tyler!!

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