Clyde Lee celebrates his touchdown as teammate Emmett Cleary stands by in the second half against the Kent State Golden Flashes on September 11 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts. Boston College defeated Kent State 26-13. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
With the release of the 2011 Boston College Football roster, we immediately had questions about the absence of WRs Shakim Phillips and Clyde Lee. Today the AD's official Twitter account and the Globe confirmed that both Phillips and Lee are no longer in school.
Spaz confirmed that Lee has academic issues while Shakim Phiilips will transfer.
The losses of Lee and Phillips leave a young Eagles receiving corps a bit shorthanded. While neither Phillips or Lee saw significant playing time last season, this will cause some depth issues. Lee had 17 receptions for 185 yards and a TD in his sophomore season, and 21 and 225 in two seasons. Phillips finishes with just 1 reception for 9 yards.
Ifeanyi Momah and Bobby Swigert are projected to be the starting WRs, depending on how Colin Larmond Jr. is able to recover from his knee injury. Behind Swigert, Momah and Larmond Jr., receivers Alex Amidon, Johnathan Coleman, Donte Elliott and newcomer and all-name team nominee Spiffy Evans figure to play a prominent role in the receiving corps. It looks like junior Hampton Hughes is also now listed as both a wide out and a defensive back, which will help Rettig and Rogers with depth at WR.
I suppose it also helps that Spaziani has already recruited two wide receivers for the Class of 2012 in Joel Zoungrana and Harrison Jackson.