Now that Boston College is finished with football for 2011, the Eagles coaching staff can turn its attention to recruiting. The first offseason score is 2013 tight end Andrew Isaacs. Hailing from the great state of Connecticut, Isaacs chose BC over his only other offer, Connecticut. Chew on that one Huskies.
Isaacs attended two games and two practices this season, which ironically didn't send him running for the hills.
"I know they had a rough season, but I love the type of team they have," Isaacs said. "I like the intensity of practice, the intensity of coaching. It's a learning process and they're gonna get better."
"A lot of my teammates asked me why I did this so early," Isaacs said. "I just really like the school. I want to go there. I talked it over with my dad and he said, 'If it's for you, do it.'
"It's exciting and in a way kind of a relief. I'm hoping that when I'm there they'll be better, and that I can help make them better."
The intensity of the coaching? Must. Resist. Spaz. Joke. See? I can control myself. Some Spaz apologists think that coaching turnover would be detrimental to the BC program. This wouldn't be the case for Isaacs:
"Me and my coach were talking about that [a possible coaching change], but anywhere you go a coaching change can happen," Isaacs told Brown. "It's the nature of the business. What I know is the coaches are there right now."
The addition of Isaacs and 2012 recruit Sam Grant would add solid depth to the tight end position after the graduation of Lars Anderson and Chris Pantale. It's still early in the game, so a lot can change, but BC has started their 2013 recruiting class. Guess that's what happens when you don't have bowl games to prepare for.