Three-star tight end Michael Giacone, who originally committed to Rutgers, has switched his commitment to Boston College, according to Scout.com's Brian Dohn. Giacone ranks No. 23 at his position by Rivals and No. 28 by Scout. Giacone verbally committed to Rutgers this past summer but due to Schiano's recent departure from Piscataway, switched his commitment.
Giacone (6-foot-5, 246 pounds) played at New Jersey City's St. Peter's Prep and is the No. 19 rated prospect in the state, according to Rivals.
Having missed out on Oklahoma-bound Sam Grant and Harvard-bound Jameson McShea, this is a good get for Spaz and the coaching staff. Boston College has just four offensive skill position commitments in the Class of 2012 on an offense that ranked 112th nationally in total offense last season.
It will be interesting to see if BC can also add Rutgers commit Steve Longa to the 2012 class, who along with Giacone, visited campus last weekend. Longa came back from his visit impressed with BC, but remains unsure. Saddle Brook coach Leo Ciappina told The Record:
"Ever since Schiano left, he's been a little unsure of what he wants to do," Saddle Brook coach Leo Ciappina said. "He had a good time at Boston College, liked what he saw, and he still came back a little unsure."
In addition to BC, Longa is also looking at Maryland and will visit College Park this weekend. Longa will likely wait after Wednesday to make a final decision.
Welcome to the Heights, Michael!
2012 Boston College Football Commitment List
(Number of players in the 2012 class in parenthesis, early enrollees in bold, commits are in plain text, de-commits are striked out, and questions are in italics)
OL (3) - Jim Cashman, Win Homer, Frank Taylor
TE (1) - Michael Giacone,
WR (2) - Harrison Jackson, Joel Zoungrana
RB (0) -
ATH (1) - Dan Crimmins
DL (2) - Jaxon Hood (DT), Malachi Moore (DE)
LB (4) - Steven Daniels, Tim Joy, Mike Strizak, Bobby Wolford
DB (2) -
Donovan Henry, Bryce Jones, Justin Simmons