WR/ATH Thaddius Smith commits to Boston College


Nov 17, 2012; West Point, NY, USA; Temple Owls head coach Steve Addazio talks to his team during a time out in the second half against the Army Black Knights at Michie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

On Marathon Monday, Boston saw a lot of tragedy. But literally right before the explosions were heard in Copley Square, at 2:45 EST 247 4 star WR/ATH Thaddius Smith out of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, PA committed to the Boston College Eagles. His other top finalists were Temple, James Madison University and Villanova.

First seen on the Twitter wire by Matt Alkire of UpperHand Promotions:

Thaddius Smith, if you may remember is one of the players that BC’s first 2014 commit, Marcus Outlow was looking to convince to join him at Boston College. Obviously that tag team of Outlow and Coach Addazio were enough to persuade the presumable slot reciever(he is 5’11) to commit. Perhaps the snowball effect of BC recruits will continue as more buzz begins to surround what is happening with the Fighting Addazios in Chestnut Hill.

Thaddius Smith had quite the junior season this past Fall. The overall numbers weren’t particularly gaudy, considering Smith also plays a couple of series on defense at O’Hara, but the averages are something that you’d do for as you would a Klondike bar. On 57 rushing attempts he gained 363 yards(4 TDs) for a 6.37 yards per carry. On the receiving end he got 426 yards on 33 catches with 8 TDs and a B-E-A-Utiful 12.9 avg per catrch.

Honestly, you cannot fully tell how giddy I am for this class of Eagles Coach Addazio is bringing in 2014. Unfortunately I will only be able to experience it in my Senior Year, but at least it’s something much better than we would have seen under the last two Boston College coaches with “z”‘s in their names.

So, everyone, please welcome the fifth recruit of BC’s 2014 class, Thaddius Smith to the Heights!! Also, credit Ryan Day for the lead on recruiting the 247 149th best player in the country to Boston College!!

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