Tyler Murphy Transfers to Boston College and other recruiting updates


Nov 9, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) runs with the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the second quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Quarterback Tyler Murphy is transferring to Boston College. This is a huge move for Addazio’s squad and provides the bridge from four year starter Chase Rettig to Darius Wade. This move is pretty big. Murphy was deciding between BC and Louisville and it seems like Charlie Strong jetting off to Texas possibly influenced his decision.

Murphy had six starts for the Gators replacing Jeff Driskel after his injuries. Murphy performed decently going 2-4 against all SEC opponents in the midst of Florida’s tough season.

There is no doubt this will be a boost to Boston College as Coach Addazio has an able dual threat quarterback.

Not much has changed since Jonathan Hilliman flipped his commitment from Rutgers to Boston College on December 12th to seemingly avoid any future traffic experiments hindering his commute. And Addazio was able to add another dude in former Kansas commit in Austin Stevens, a defensive end out of New Jersey.

Let’s run it down!

Early enrollees:

Of course it’s awesome to see BC verbal commits coming early and starting off. It means that they are firmly committed to the school and have more time to improve under Coach Addazio’s system before the 2014 football season begins.

Harold Landry: Landry and linebacker Connor Strachan are Boston College’s two major defensive recruits. There was a little shake up in the fall where the Superfans instantly had to change their underwear when they heard that Landry had decommitted. But the BC coaching staff got the prized defensive end back on the bandwagon.

Darius Wade: The Delaware Quarterback has also entertained offers from Nebraska, Syracuse and Delaware but decided to head up to Boston College to play ball. It looks like he will be the Eagles’ quarterback of the future if James Walsh or Troy Flutie don’t put up a good fight in training camp (side note: Mackay Lowrie has left the program). But anyways, he is currently here at Boston College.

Isaac Yiadom: Local wide receiver the Eagles were able to pick up. The wide receiver position for Boston college next season will not exactly be characterized by depth with star Alex Amidon graduating and no successor looming. Hopefully Spiffy Evans will be able to do some things but he has not yet lived up to his full potential and injuries hurt him last season. Maybe Yiadom will get a head start on building chemistry with Darius Wade.

Allen Dawson: Safety from a post-grad in CT. Originally out of Florida and now a resident of the Heights. Not really “early” as he is a post-grad product but he will get a head start.


Ian Silberman, a former 4 star offensive tackle from Florida seems to have transferred to Boston College. The fifth year senior had originally decided to transfer to Louisville to reunite with Charlie Strong, but once Strong bounced to Texas, Silberman decided to take his talents to the Heights. He played in eight games for the Gators this season, starting in four. Hopefully he can contribute like Matt Patchan, another fifth year senior Florida offensive lineman, who transferred to BC because of their former coach Steve Addazio.

Per 247, Boston College is in the top three for wide receiver Nat Dixon out of Lynn Haven, Florida along with USF and Western Kentucky. The three star would obviously be a big boost but does BC even have enough space for another Dude?

According to Rivals, 4 star OL Richie Petitbon out of Washington DC wants to visit Boston College. Petitbon is a 2015 recruit and his interest boosts hopes that Boston College could return to being O-Line U.