Linked to the Heights, June 11: Eagles Offer Jimmy Martin

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The ranks of the dudes could be swelling again soon. Today, Boston College football has approached a potential newcomer named Jimmy Martin, we propagate a Boston College blogosphere gimmick, and more.

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Jimmy Martin offered by Boston College, names B.C., Duke leaders (Orlando Sentinel, Chris Hays)

A fullback and linebacker, Jimmy Martin had not gotten an FBS offer in a long while. This Florida high school football player got one from Boston College as a linebacker on Tuesday.

Right now, Martin is mulling offers from the Eagles and the Duke Blue Devils, with Western Michigan and Florida International out of FBS and FCS school South Alabama also in the running. Jimmy Martin has named the Eagles and Blue Devils his leaders, so be on the lookout for a possible commitment, though he has other schools to visit.

Florida State football opponent preseason preview: Boston College (Tomahawk Nation, Bud Elliott)

Soaring to Glory will not break down the particulars of individual games until we are much closer to the start of the 2014 season, but that doesn’t mean everyone is restricted to the same summer content plan.

This piece references a Bill Connelly article which forecasts a regression for the Eagles, but a doable path to 6-6.

The path to 6-6 (or better) is doable given that the schedule was constructed in a favorable manner, but the word “regression” is irksome because that might not necessarily be the case. Even given the losses of Andre Williams, Chase Rettig, and so forth, the Eagles have taken steps to improve their offense with the Tyler Murphy and Ian Silberman transfers while adding prized recruits on the other side of the game such as Harold Landry. Further, Boston College looks to have a competent, veteran offensive line and several talented running backs to carry the load, like Myles Willis.

Prior to the 2013 season, many of us expected a “regression” in 2014 with the large senior class leaving, but between transfers and scheduling, that has been mitigated to some extent.

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