Tuesday, May 09, 2017
New Jersey Media picking up on BC connection
Plenty of BC fans ask, "who cares?" when we talk about where we get our players. In theory I agree. I don't care if an athlete comes from Newton or from Alaska. As long as he or she can play and represents BC. But that is not the reality of college sports. Geography plays a huge role in the process. The majority of prospects want to stay close to home and want to play near family and friends. That mentality can be a challenge for BC since we are not in a hotbed of football. However, we are not far from some good pockets of talent either. The nearest hot spot is New Jersey.
Addazio has boosted New Jersey recruiting so much of late that it is now getting noticed by local media. NJ.com put out a slide show of the Garden State talent that came to the Heights They also pointed out that despite perception, the BC pipeline is bigger than Big Ten schools like Michigan.
Obviously if getting New Jersey talent were all it took for success, Rutgers would be a perennial power. But developing pipelines is important. Now we just need Addazio to turn that talent into Top 25 teams. Once he has that sort of success, there will be players from all over the Northeast wanting to play at BC.