Boston College #NSD: The Once and Future Quarterbacks

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Nov 9, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) throws the ball as he is pressured by Vanderbilt Commodores defensive tackle Jared Morse (97) during the second quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Today we are going to look at Boston College’s current quarterbacking situation in the run up to National Signing Day. With four year starter Chase Rettig leaving this year and head coach Steve Addazio with offensive coordinator Ryan Day attempting to implement a more run based attack, it was imperative for the staff to get the recruits that fit their needs.

The newcomers

Tyler Murphy- University of Florida- Transferred January 14th, 2014

Tyler Murphy wasn’t always on the radar of Superfans following the Eagles’ recruiting but he was obviously following his former Florida coach Steve Addazio in Chestnut Hill, choosing them over Louisville after coach Charlie Strong bolted for Texas. Murphy will only be on the Heights for one season and it is expected that he will be the bridge between Chase Rettig and either Darius Wade or James Walsh.

His statistics coming out of Florida were not the most impressive but he did start some games for them last season. It’s better than throwing a first year quarterback out there in a totally new system. His experience and leadership can be a boon for this young team.

Darius Wade-Middletown High School (Delaware)- Committed April 9th, 2013

Wade is a three star prospect who had offers from Nebraska, Syracuse and Delaware among others. Wade has already signed a letter of intent and is on campus taking classes (do student directory photos fall under copyright laws?). It’s interesting how when there was much talk of whether the Eagles would get 4 star QB DJ Gillins to commit, the Eagles’ commits had Wade’s back and put their trust in him as the quarterback of the future, kind of rooting against Gillins.

Of course, I have not met Darius Wade yet as I’m sure that would probably violate some obscure NCAA rule but it seems that his talent and demeanor have already rubbed off on his future teammates.