Boston College Football Recruiting: A Primer On Boston College's National Signing Day

Jared Wickerham

A Boston College football 2013 recruiting reset with less than a week to go before National Signing Day.

Creepy Old Guys Stalking 17-Year Olds Day is next week, you guys. That's right. It's National Signing Day 2013 wooooo! BC Interruption, specifically A.J, will keep you updated on all the current goings on between now and next Wednesday, February 6.

So where does Boston College stand with the 2013 class with just one week to go before NSD?

National Signing Day: Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

Graduating Seniors And Available Scholarship: I believe there are 14 or 15 spots: Nick Clancy, Emmett Cleary, Donte Elliott, Sean Flaherty, Mike Javorski, Colin Larmond Jr., Gerald Levano, Mike Marscovetra, Bryan Murray, Jim Noel, Chris Pantale, Kaleb Ramsey, Dave Shinskie and John Wetzel. The one player that I'm not sure, but don't think was on a scholarship is Joe LaCorte. If he is included, that's 15 available scholarships.

For what it's worth, I don't see Addazio dropping any of the current juniors who will become fifth year seniors this coming season.

Attrition: With a new coaching staff, there is bound to be some roster attrition. Some players will choose not to return to school. Some players may not have their scholarship renewed (which doesn't happen until the end of the year as athletic scholarships are one year contracts) and some players will be cut or asked to go elsewhere. Just a hunch, but I think we'll see anywhere from three to six players leave to program between now and fall camp. Particularly with a roster plus recruiting class that has a combined 10 (10!) players listed at QB.

Current Commits: The Eagles are up to 15 commitments in the class with the addition of three-star dual-threat QB James Walsh (Dublin, OH). However, the recruit that has been most affected by the coaching change is Middletown, Connecticut QB Tim Boyle. Now that Addazio has his guy under center, reports are that the three-star pro-style QB is looking at other schools. In addition to BC, Boyle claims offers from Connecticut, Florida, UMass, Pittsburgh and Syracuse and was one of the few members of the 2013 class with multiple BCS AQ offers. Boyle is planning on visiting Oregon this weekend and may also have an interest in either Pitt and UConn, if there's room in the class. Something to keep an eye on.

1. LB Jack Cottrell (Eden Prairie, MN) - 6-4, 215 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, North Dakota

2. QB Mackay Lowrie (West Roxbury, MA) - 6-4, 200 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College

3. DE Kevin Kavalec (Cleveland, OH) - 6-3, 240 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Ohio

4. DE Joel Rich (Minerva, OH) - 6-4, 230 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Buffalo

5. DT Truman Gutapfel (Harrison, OH) - 6-3, 250 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College

6. DB Matt Milano (Orlando, FL) - 6-1, 202 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Air Force, Arizona, Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio), Stony Brook

7. ATH Myles Willis (Atlanta, GA) - 5-10, 180 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Florida State, Mississippi State, Central Florida, Virginia, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky

8. DB John Johnson (Hyattsville, MD) - 6-1, 180 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Bucknell, Buffalo, Duke, Lehigh, UMass, Missouri, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Towson

9. DB Atem Ntantang (Purcellville, VA) - 5-11, 185 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College

10. WR Drew Barksdale (Solon, OH) - 6-0, 180 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Air Force, Akron, Ohio

11. WR Charles Callinan (Jersey City, NJ) - 6-4, 200 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Rutgers

12. LB Marquis Little (Manchester, CT) - 6-3, 215 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College

13. DT Tevin Montgomery (Marion, MA) - 6-5, 295 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, UMass, Missouri, Rutgers, Temple, Vanderbilt, Virginia

14. QB James Walsh (Dublin, OH) - 6-2, 185 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Ohio, Toledo

15. RB Tyler Rouse (Baldwinsville, NY) - 5-11, 190, NR
Offers: Boston College

(Height, weight, stars and claimed offers from Rivals.com)

Potential Last Minute Decommits (other than Boyle): If any other players are looking around, they are doing a good job of being discrete about it. I think outside of QB, this class is pretty set. That said, there's bound to be a few surprises between now and this time next week.

Potential Last Minute Commits: A.J went through the list of recent visitors. My guess is there is at least 1-2 more spots in the current class that will backfill for 2013 decommits and/or anyone who leaves the program. If you know of someone visiting and have free information, let us know in the comments section. Like much of recruiting coverage, the below is a bit of guesswork based on what's publicly available.

RB/CB Robert Davis (5-8/160), Tampa, Fla. (Carrollwood Day) -- Rivals | Scout | 247 | ESPN | Hudl video

RB Rapheal Webb (5-9/185), Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville) -- Rivals | Scout | 247 | ESPN | Hudl video

RB Silas Spearman (5-10/195), Loxahatchee, Fla. (Seminole Ridge) -- Rivals | 247 | ESPN | Hudl video

ATH Tristan Cooper (5-9/170), Tampa, Fla. (Plant) -- Rivals | Scout | 247

We're just a little over a week away from National Signing Day. As such, fans and analysts await further news and developments on the recruiting landscape. Dan Rubenstein continues his tour through the BCS conferences with an update on the incoming classes in the ACC.

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