Boston College Daily Links: National Signing Day Recap

LB Steven Daniels heads new BC class (BostonHerald.com)
Daniels isn’t expected to duplicate Kuechly’s numbers (191 tackles this season), but he should step right into Spaziani’s 4-3 scheme. BC has strong veteran outside linebackers in Kevin Pierre-Louis, Steele Divitto and Sean Duggan, who will share the edge responsibilities with Daniels in the middle.

Boston College Signing Day Snapshot (ACC Sports Journal)
For a program that has prided itself in successfully recruiting its home state of Massachusetts, this was a somewhat disappointing year for the Eagles. BC is signing just one of the top 10 ranked prospects in Massachusetts in the Rivals.com Class of 2012 rankings (North Chelmsford linebacker Tim Joy, ranked No. 7). This year ends a streak of four straight classes from 2008 to 2011 in which BC signed at least one of the top three prospects in Massachusetts in the Rivals.com state rankings.

Video: Rutgers loses Michael Giacone of St. Peter's Prep to Boston College (NJ.com)
"The coaches were great, how I fit in with the players, the campus is gorgeous. ACC Conference, it's exciting. This has been a great decision for me. Without coming here and without Coach Hansen's support, I would never have been in this situation right now."

Skubal Signs with BC (Scout.com)
"We (family) met with the head coach at Boston College and he said he wanted me and gave us a time frame to decide. I was really excited and called most of my family, called my head coach and let all of them know. We went back to the hotel and I called BC back, and decided then because that was the right fit for me."

CM's Henry: 'Didn't want to compromise my time' (ESPN Boston High School Blog)
Was it tough making the switch? "Yes, definitely tough. It would be tough either way, dropping football or track, but I just wanted to do one, and I decided to do track...I didn't want to compromise my time, I just wanted to focus on one."

Spaziani points to NFL, not recruiting rankings (Boston.com)
"Is that a blue chip class or not?" Spaziani said Wednesday as he announced the 16 high school players who committed to the school on the national signing day. "I'm not saying these 16 are all going to turn out to be on Super Bowl rosters, but we evaluated them the same way. ... We're excited about them, and we think our fans and alumni should be excited about it, too."

Concerns about Spaz's recruiting class (Eagle in Atlanta)
About a year ago on the rubber chicken BC fundraising circuit, both Gene and Spaz said this recruiting class would be the best one yet. Because of its size and the staff's years together, the two claimed that BC would be able to hone in on the players they wanted. While the quantity would be down, the quality would be up. It didn't really turn out that way. I don't mean to disparage the incoming recruits at all. My concern is that so few of BC's initial targets signed, that we had a high percentage of decommittments and that we were scrambling late to fill the class. That speaks to mismanagement.

What I like about Spaz's recruiting class (Eagle in Atlanta)
Although we didn't capitalize as much on the Rutgers and Penn State shakeup as I would have liked, we still brought in six commitments from New Jersey. The Garden State remains the most densely populated football territory in the northeast. BC needs to remain relevant there. Signing six kids out of a 16 person class helps.

Heights Sports Blog
We didn’t have any guys with five hats in front of them. That’s usually not our style. We try to tattoo them early and make sure they stay on. -- Head coach Frank Spaziani on whether there were any surprises in the last 24 hours before National Signing Day.

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