Recruiting news, UMass Football and other links
Practice is over so recruiting is heating up. As usual we are competing with many other Northeast programs. Dalton Crossan likes BC but still has more of a connection to Rutgers. Sam Grant enjoyed his visit to BC. The prize visitor may have been Tyler O’Connor. The Ohio QB doesn't have an offer, but thinks one is coming from BC.
The UMass to FBS level football news started up again today. The latest report has them joining the MAC and playing games in Foxboro. Most BC fans seem indifferent and are predicting failure. I actually think it is a good play by UMass. They are probably betting on two things: the Big East going Football only and/or the NCAA creating a football playoff. In either scenario they will earn big revenue shares and raise the profile of the school. I also think it is a win-win for BC. We get a local school we can play at a low cost. It raises the profile of college sports in the area and helps local high school football. We shouldn't really fear them on the field or on the recruiting front.
This is a great take on the woes of BC baseball. Most of the blame is pointed at Aoki's subpar recruiting. Hopefully Gambino turns it around quickly.
This is a fair breakdown of the two top OL prospects in the Draft: Anthony Castonzo and Tyron Smith.