In the Frank Spaziani world of college recruiting, the National Signing Day means absolutely nothing in terms of solidifying the BC recruiting class. During his NSD press conference, Spaz said that he was going to be holding some scholarships just in case some transfers, and or late season recruits were available. Many of us were skeptical that Spaz would be able to find ACC quality athletes after the signing day, and questioned Spaz's style of recruiting.
First, he received a committment from George Craan, a running back from Concord Carlisle. Yesterday, Spaz received his second commitment of the spring, grabbing 6'2 195lb wide receiver Nigel Matthews who will be eligible to play this fall. Matthews is coming to BC from Athens, Georgia and had previously committed to Air Force, which was the only other scholarship offer he had. Details of why he left AF is unclear at this point.
Matthews would be the fourth wide receiver commit for the 2012 class joining Marcus Grant (transfer from Iowa), Joel Zoungrana, and Harrison Jackson. This emphasis on WR could mean one of two things. One, that Spaz and Doug Martin feel that the depth at WR is weak, especially after losing Shakim Phillips, Clyde Lee and Ifeanyi Momah over the past two years. Or BC is really changing how they view their offense under the new Offensive Coordinator. Having such a bevy of weapons fits in with Doug Martin's pass first offense, so could BC be moving more towards a West Coast/Spread-esque offense in the future?
Video highlights of Matthews are below. Whoever that QB is, BC should try and use Matthews and try to get him here too. Kids got a cannon.
Welcome to the Heights Nigel Matthews!