November 3, 2011; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles head coach Frank Spaziani watches from the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Florida State Seminoles at Alumni Stadium. Florida State Seminoles won 38-7. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
Over the weekend the Boston College football program releases its 2012 spring football roster.
Interestingly, fifth-year seniors Hampton Hughes and Mike Goodman Jr. are no longer on the roster. A former walk-on, Hughes received a scholarship last season after the Jay McGillis Spring Game. He returned one INT for seven yards in the season finale against Miami. Goodman Jr. redshirted in 2008, played in eight games as a backup offensive lineman in 2009 before missing the entire 2010 season to injury. To my knowledge, Goodman Jr. didn't see the field last year.
Both Hughes and Goodman Jr. would have been fifth-year players this season and were borderline players to return this season.
Replacing those five players are incoming WR recruits Marcus Grant (Iowa transfer) and Karim Zoungrana. Grant will have to sit out the season due to NCAA transfer rules. Also joining the team are Joe LaCorte Jr., Carmen Dello Iacono, Griff Rogan and Jeffrey Jay.
Who, you might ask?
Both LaCorte Jr. and Rogan hail from Chaminade HS in Garden City, New York. LaCorte Jr. is a 5-foot-11, 190 pound senior, listed as a defensive back. Rogan is a 6-foot-1, 173 pound sophomore, listed as a wide receiver / defensive back.
Dello Iacono is a 6-foot-4, 210 pound freshman from Dedham and is listed as a tight end, while Jay is a sophomore from Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT. A 6-foot-2, 190 pounder, Jay is listed as a wide receiver.
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