Boston College Football Recruiting: Troy Flutie Commits to Eagles


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The Flutie pipeline is officially back in operation.

On the Boston College Eagles football team, we’ve had Doug Flutie, Darren Flutie, Billy Flutie, and now, in 2014, we will have Troy Flutie. On Wednesday, he became the fifteenth member of the 2014 Eagles recruiting class, and the second in less than 24 hours after Kamrin Moore’s commitment last night. Flutie’s verbal to Boston College was reported by Eagle Action.

Stop me if this sounds familiar: Flutie is the quarterback at Natick High School and he’s on his way east of Route 128 to play his college football at Alumni Stadium.

His 2012 season at Natick was impressive: in 13 games, Flutie threw 35 touchdowns and only eight interceptions, with 3,153 yards and a 68.4% completion percentage. Flutie also rushed for 1,075 yards on the season and racked up 40 more yards on interception returns, giving him a total of 4,228 offensive all-purpose yards in 2012 and 4,268 total yards if one counts the pick returns. The Redhawks went 11-2 last season under his leadership, and can probably expect great things again in 2013.

Flutie’s MaxPreps page indicates that he has played quarterback and defensive back while also running the ball with authority. With numbers like that, he was clearly the star of his team, and with a last name like that, he will have some prestige at Boston College (if not on the field, then in interacting with his fellow students).

There are no major recruiting site webpages about Flutie’s recruitment, but one probably was not necessary — it would be shocking to see a Flutie go anywhere else these days. We welcome him to Boston College.