Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Draft 2-22: Draft the new BC commitments

BC Faithful,

Apologize for the delay, we didn't intend on taking that long of hiatus, but sometimes life happens, and for that we apologize. We would like to get the thoughts on the newest commitments to the Boston College football program. Who is going to impact the program, do we have the next Matt Ryan? Kiwi? Let us know what you think!


Let me state the facts, our BIGGEST area of need, was secondary, I honestly don’t feel as if that was debatable. ALJ was very highly thought of, he is a local, and has some serious skills. After Randy Shannon left Miami, ALJ had to reconsider his options for his next 4-5 years of his life, and he chose the heights. I expect to see him getting some PT this season.

2) Max Ricci, DT

Yes, yes—I know—the stars aren’t there but you can’t teach size and Ricci’s got that plus the strength to go with it. BC’s been very fortunate to have some great LB’s to come through the program but they are more effective—as is our overall defense—when we plug up the middle with a big body and force single coverage on our DE’s. I think we’ll look back at Ricci being a key to this class in a couple of years.

3) Christian Suntrup, QB
You know, I always get a bit nervous when guys do press releases to announce where they plan to attend college, but Suntrup chose the Eagles, so I thoroughly enjoyed it. I come from the school of thought, that one Good QB recruited every year is what a school needs. Well we needed a stud qb, and I think we got one. Michigan and Miami came in late, but he held true to his BC commitment

4) Connor Wujciak, DE

While it’s true that nothing is guaranteed whenever you sign a brother of a standout player—more often than not that player is not only just as good, but better. Yes, there are exceptions to that rule but given what big brother has done at College Park I think we just notched another tick on our belt as “LB-U”.

5) Manuel Asprilla, DB

I hate to lump a player in with another , but I feel that Asprilla is a very similar recruit to ALJ.. while that is no disservice to Asprilla at all. He is a great talent , local, but was in my opinion a bit underrated. What I do think about Asprilla is he probably redshirts to put on some weight, and he wasn’t an early enrollee.

6) Sean Duggan, LB

Keeping the Cincy connection going strong, Duggan committed early on and I believe helped bring Daniels along with him to a smaller extent. Not that you can ever really profile a guy like Keeks and expect to get someone like his freakish ability, but Duggan to me looks like a Keeks, quacks like a Keeks, smells like a Keeks… I don’t know that he’s necessarily going to star at LB, but he’s a player and will star somewhere.

7) Steven Daniels, LB

I want to give Steven Daniels a round of applause on his recruiting process. Go ahead I’ll give you a minute. Daniels came out of the same Cincy connection that Duggan came from, and Keuchly . But without a doubt it seems that he wanted to make his own waves, because after Duggan committed to BC , Daniels was still a no comment stage. I felt that Daniels is ready to make some serious waves of his own, although the shadow of Keeks isn’t a bad place to be, he wanted and definitely deserved his own light. I think Daniels may get some PT, but nothing substantial unless injury, basically because of our incredible depth at linebacker right now. I personally would prefer to see him RS.

8) Curt Evans, WR

As long as I’ve been following recruiting, I’ve been able to come to one undeniable, unwavering conclusion: It’s a crap shoot. That being said, you always would RATHER have a “five star” guy than a “two star” guy, but to me the best judge of a talent is what sort of other offers a player has. Sure, there can be guys who are under-recruited and not offered by many; I’m not speaking about those guys. I’m talking about ones who scouts grow on as time goes by and wind up with an impressive offer list. That’s the case with Evans. I think he was wooed by just about everyone under the sun the last couple weeks of the recruiting process and I always dig guys that make their commitment to us and stand by it regardless of who comes knocking. Here’s to Evans having an outstanding career at The Heights—he’s already on his way to being a great Eagle by being a man of his word and honoring his commitment.

9) Liam Porter, OL

Mike good call with Evans.. a huge need at BC , I would probably put right behind Secondary.

I am going to go out on a small limb on my last pick with Liam Porter. I like the potential he has for several reasons. One big reason is he had some work to do in the classroom and he did it, this definitely shows some discipline. He always wanted BC, and wasn’t really recruited otherwise, and he met that goal, and I think he is going to come in with a nice sized chip on his shoulder for not getting too many looks and bulldoze some Defensive lineman, and show why he wanted BC, and why BC wanted him

10) Mehdi Abdesmad, DE

I don’t know why, but I really like taking flyers on international kids. Sure, sometimes they dominate because the lesser level of competition, but you can make the same argument as to why they’re under-recruited---people don’t think they can play with the big boys. Well, you can only beat what’s in front of you and some of these kids just need that extra challenge. Plus—let’s be honest here—we sincerely need someone (anyone?) to help pressure the QB so even if Abdesmad turns out to be merely serviceable he’s a great get for us.


Wesley: ALJ, Suntrup, Asprilla, Daniels, Porter

BCMike: Ricci, Wojiack, Duggan, Evans, Abdesmad

Draft 2-22: Draft the new BC commitments
Wesley:ALJ, Suntrup, Asprilla, Daniels, Porter
BCMike: Ricci, Wojiack, Duggan, Evans, Abdesmad
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