Boston College Football Recruiting: ATH William Harris Commits to Eagles


Following over a month in which Boston College Eagles football did not get any commitments, Steve Addazio and company have come back with two in two days and three in the past week. William Harris added himself to the list on Wednesday.

With the commitment to join the Eagles, Harris becomes the twelfth verbal commit in the 2015 class, who followed other June commits Sharrieff Grice and Elijah Robinson; the latter made it official yesterday.

William Harris is a Connecticut native — the third one in the 2015 class so far — from Wallingford, just north of New Haven. At Choate Rosemary Hall, he plays strong safety and free safety, but was recruited by colleges as an athlete.

Many of his measurable test results are available, as is a video of William Harris’s highlights from his junior year.

Amongst other items of note, William Harris is 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, ran a 4.81 40, and can bench 290. A little more speed might be ideal but the strength can come in time; keep in mind that these 2015 recruits are all approximately 17 years old and still have years of football in front of them before reaching their primes.

Throughout his recruitment, Harris has been considered a three-star. Two services rank him as the sixth-best Connecticut recruit in this class. To choose Boston College, Harris turned down offers from UConn, Syracuse, and Old Dominion. (Please note that these timelines have been incorrect before, but they are all we have.) William Harris reportedly received his offer from Boston College in January, and it was the first he got from a major-conference school.

Not a bad haul lately for the Eagles coaching staff. A one-day camp recently wrapped up and the coaches had more rising players at whom to look, which could mean more offers and subsequent commitments to follow.

We welcome William to the Heights.

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