Massachusetts was never known as a football hotbed. Other sports dominated and the competition and coaching was considered below that of places in the Midwest and South. Due in part to the Patriots’ success things are changing and more kids are playing football. If things are getting better and if better athletes pick football, BC should benefit. One example is the number of kids going to BC from this All-Star team. Now there are still doubters out there who question the quality of these prospects. We’ll see what happens. TOB has the most at risk. If these guys blossom and are the sign of things to come, TOB’s recruiting job just got a lot easier. If they fail and the team struggles, people will point to this recruiting class.