Boston College Football 2014: Isaac Yiadom, CB


Local product Isaac Yiadom could be a leader in the Boston College Eagles’ secondary for years to come.

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Yiadom hails from Worcester and was a touted recruit coming out of Doherty as a junior and senior. So touted, in fact, that he was considered the fourth-best recruit in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by Rivals in 2014.

What it took to get him there were several strong seasons. As a junior, Isaac Yiadom had 60 tackles and six interceptions, but as a senior. he went up over 100 tackles for the year while earning recognition on a number of all-state teams.

Yiadom was an early commitment to Steve Addazio, becoming one of the new coach’s first recruits on March 28, 2013. The Eagles were coming off of a 2-10 season back then, but the coaches were able to convince Yiadom to sign up as the second commit in the program’s turnaround class. 247 reports that he also held an offer from Virginia Tech; a claim not confirmed by other recruiting sites.

The question now is if Isaac Yiadom gets thrown into live game action right away.

Isaac Yiadom #20: Fast Facts

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Hometown: Worcester, Massachusetts
  • High School: Doherty Memorial High School, Worcester, MA
  • Measurements: 6-foot-1, 170 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Freshman
  • BC games played: 0

Isaac Yiadom #20: 2013 Season (HS)

  • All-state defensive back
  • Cumulative statistics: 107 tackles, 2 INT, 1 forced fumble
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster; matriculated early

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Considering whether or not Yiadom will play this season is an interesting question. There is little doubt that he will evolve into a role player of some sort for the Eagles in the future — ideally, a starter — but he is a freshman.

While it seems unlikely that Yiadom will start given the preponderance of upperclassmen in the secondary at present, it is not outside of reason to suggest that he will play as a true freshman. The depth in most areas of the team is not so good that it cannot use extra help. If he has a good camp, it is especially possible.

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