Saturday, May 23, 2015
Addazio picked up two more commitments for his 2016 recruiting class. Both were pleasant surprises in their own way. The first commitment came from Michigan OLine prospect Tom Kowalkoski. He is 6'4 and 265 lbs and plays for traditional power Catholic Central. Kowalkoski holds offers from MAC schools, but BC was the first Power 5 to offer and fortunately he committed in a quick time frame. I am sure BC's interest will get some of the Big Ten schools talking to him off the ledge, but Addazio does a good job of keeping commitments committed.
The second commitment was New Jersey QB Anthony Brown. BC focused in on Brown months ago and have been waiting on his verbal. Just when it seemed like he was ready, things would drag out. Other schools came calling and it looked like he might be slow playing BC. I don't know why he finally decided, but he's now a verbal commitment. Brown is 6'2 and has a live arm. He holds offers from many of our peers, like Northwestern, Syracuse and Virginia Tech.
This class won't be as big as the last two, so it is nice to get key pieces like a QB and Lineman. I assume more things will pick up when camps start in a few weeks.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Chris Mortensen just compared Kraft's decision to paying respect to the office of the US President, which is silly for politics AND football— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) May 19, 2015
I think this will restore your faith in humanity, or something like that https://t.co/PtlLKlz1h8— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) May 19, 2015
Best moment of my life. https://t.co/U29eriJFhG— Mark Herzlich (@MarkHerzlich) May 18, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
For those who missed it, Chase Rettig signed with the Chargers. This follows a tryout with the Dolphins. I don't know why these teams are showing interest now but didn't really pursue Chase after Green Bay dropped him last season. I wish him well and think he can still be a solid NFL backup.
Rettig's teammate KPL is ready to get back on the field.
BC finished 6th nationally for APR success. 12 Eagle teams qualified for being in the Top 10th percentile of their respective sport in graduating student athletes.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This seems like the end of the 2015 recruits. Now BC can focus on transfers, who can bring roster balances and some experience.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
It has been a long, long road back for Charlie Davies, but this seen in New England has been great.
ESPN posted a short preview of the Football team.
BCI pointed out that a Miss State-BC series would fit both team's football schedules. I would love to see it too, but highly doubt it will happen. I don't think Mullen or Addazio would want it at this point.
Ifeanyi Momah switched positions from WR to Tight End and it may help him make the Cardinals' roster.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Boston College welcomed a new group of students to our family of Alumni. Congratulations to the graduates and to their families.
I question the role of BC sports in the current landscape and how it serves or distracts from the mission of the school. But I cannot question its value in connecting the community. I hope that most of today's graduates consider BC a special place. and as they watch BC sports far away from campus and not in a yellow SuperFan shirt, they will realize how lucky they were to attend CB and how special our community is.
Of course many of the graduates were BC student athletes. Congrats to them and their coaches for ensuring they crossed the ultimate finish line.