Boston College Football 2014: Richard Wilson, RB


There are several talented freshman running backs on the Boston College Eagles, so do not forget about Richard Wilson.

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Wilson is a Michigander, coming from the Detroit area. He was a fine Michigan high school football player at that, racking up over 1,100 yards on the ground with 33 touchdowns as a senior. Reportedly, this got him named to one of the various all-state teams in Michigan in 2013.

As a recruit, Wilson was of the three-star variety, at least as far as ESPN and 247 were concerned. Rivals was more inconsiderate and hopefully wrong.

During the course of his recruitment, Richard Wilson received offers from about half the MAC, including all of the directional Michigan schools in said conference, plus Ball State, Eastern Illinois, and obviously your Boston College Eagles. He was the second running back to commit as part of the incoming 2014 class.

What will the plan be for Wilson in the Fall of 2014?

Richard Wilson #38: Fast Facts

  • Position: Running back
  • Hometown: Southfield, Michigan
  • High School: Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI
  • Measurements: 5-foot-10, 212 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Freshman
  • BC games played: 0

Richard Wilson #38: 2013 Season (HS)

  • First-team running back
  • Cumulative statistics: 168 rush, 1,141 yards, 33 TD
  • Did not appear on Spring 2014 roster

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When it comes to the 2014 running backs situation for the Eagles, Richard Wilson is not a name that has gotten a lot of attention so far. None of it is his fault; it is just difficult to figure out where guys will land when there are a number of names and all are hungry to play.

Not everyone is going to get snaps, but not everybody is going to redshirt. Assuming that there is no destruction of depth in this unit (which one cannot predict, anyway), Wilson might not redshirt while seeing limited snaps this year. It’s a tough call.

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