Boston College Football Recruiting: RB Jordan Gowins Commits to Eagles


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Boston College Eagles spring football is coming to an end on Saturday with the spring game, but recruiting is still picking up as another new member of the 2015 class came on board.

Running back Jordan Gowins, a rising high school senior from St. Anthony’s in Melville, New York, has committed to Boston College football. He is the sixth recruit to join the class and is the second from New York State. All six are from the Northeast.

247 reports that Gowins was recruited by the running backs coach, Al Washington, and at the time of his commitment, he held offers from Toledo and Stony Brook.

Gowins, like several of the other current 2015 recruits, was an attendee at Boston College’s junior day in February, ostensibly getting an offer shortly thereafter.

This young man has been a very productive back for his high school, winning the Hansen Award in December — this accolade is presented to the top player in Suffolk County high school football annually. Looking at his statistics, one can see why he won it: Gowins rushed for just over 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns, helping his team win a championship.

Not for nothing, but Gowins is also a great, fascinating story of perseverance. Newsday tells of how at a younger age, Gowins suffered life-threatening injuries in a swimming pool accident; though his health was spared, doctors doubted initially that he would play football again. Not only is he still on the field, he is thriving and on his way to the ACC.

We welcome Jordan to the Heights.