Virginia Cavaliers head coach Mike London (left) embraces Boston College Eagles head coach Frank Spaziani (right) after the game at Alumni Stadium. Boston College defeated Virginia 17-13. Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE
The good news that Ohio RB LeShun Daniels committed to the Eagles on Monday was somewhat overshadowed by the Eagles missing out on two highly regarded prospects. The first was Ohio WR Trey Kilgore, who chose Sparty over BC and Iowa, among other offers. The second was B.C. High offensive lineman Jack McDonald, who verballed to Virginia over his other two finalists, BC and North Carolina.
McDonald claimed offers from half the ACC, UConn and UMass. This one kinda stings, no?
"It's great for him, it's a great academic school," said new BC High coach Joe Gaff, who spent the last four years as defensive coordinator and offensive line coach. "The big thing is his athletic ability, he used to be a basketball player. I jokingly told him that he's just like me when I was young except I had a better outside shot. He's also got that "it" factor in that he loves to compete."
Sadly, we all know another great academic school a little closer to home; one that excels at producing NFL-calibre offensive linemen.
McDonald is rated the No. 4 recruit in the state by Rivals, and all four of the state's top five ranked recruits who have already committed will be playing outside of the Bay State. Offensive lineman John Montelus, the state's top ranked recruit, is heading to Notre Dame, while Xaverian Brothers' DT Maurice Hearst Jr. is off to Ann Arbor. McDonald is now a Mike London commit, while Buckingham Browne & Nichols TE Brendan O'Neill will play at Wake Forest.
The only player ranked in the top five yet to commit is Tabor Academy DT Tevin Montgomery. Montgomery, a 3* defensive tackle, claims offers from BC, Connecticut, Maryland, UMass, Missouri, Rutgers, Temple, Vanderbilt and Virginia.
The good news? Where BC hasn't found much success landing Massachusetts' top ranked recruits, the coaching staff is cleaning up in Connecticut.
With LeShun Daniels commitment, Boston College is now up to eight commits for its 2013 football recruiting class.
Boston College Football Recruiting Class Of 2013
(Height, weight, stars and claimed offers from Rivals.com)