Nov 3, 2012; Winston Salem, NC, USA; A Boston College Eagles player raises his helmet during kickoff in the first quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Boston College football's highest rated recruit in the 2013 class has narrowed his search down to three: Pittsburgh, UConn and Boston College.
When Addazio added dual-threat QB James Walsh to the 2013 recruiting class, he made it very clear that the new coaching staff was looking to go in a different direction under center. The strong emphasis on moving towards more of a running quarterback has left Boston College's highest rated 2013 recruit in a state of limbo.
"The coaching staff has been very honest with me," said [Tim] Boyle, a Middlefield native. "They brought in another quarterback, one that is more suited to the style they want to play. I just want to make the best decision I can make for the next five years of my life both for academics and football-wise."
Boyle told 247 Sports ($):
"Coach (Steve) Adazzio is a good guy and he's been pretty honest with me," Boyle said. "But they just brought in their third quarterback and a few schools have reached out to me again. I'm still committed but I'm going to take some trips and try to be sure of my decision."
Boyle started looking at other schools after Walsh committed and has now narrowed his search down to three: Pittsburgh, UConn and Boston College. While he briefly considered Oregon, the Ducks are no longer on Boyle's list. He visited UConn on Wednesday.
Even though National Signing Day is this Wednesday, Boyle hasn't ruled out the possibility of waiting a few weeks after signing day before making a decision.
The three-star rated pro-style QB committed to the Eagles back in June and stayed committed to BC despite having other BCS AQ offers and watching the program suffer through the worst year in over a decade (2-10). All while continuing to say the right things about the school and the football program. Just an unfortunate situation, though not at all uncommon with a coaching change and yet another change in offensive scheme.
It's unclear whether Pittsburgh has any room in the incoming recruiting class for another QB and UConn already has a verbal commitment from 3-star pro-style QB Richard Lagow (Plano, Texas). Selfishly I'm hoping Boyle doesn't land with another ACC program. These type of things have rarely come back to haunt BC in the past, but you have to figure BC is due for something like this to come back to bite them. Even if BC is scheduled to play Pittsburgh once every ~20 years with the ACC's eight game conference schedule, if not BC, I'm hoping it's UConn for Boyle.
Regardless of how this plays out, sounds like Addazio and the new coaching staff are all-in on the dual threat QB. Unfortunately, BC has a lot of QBs on the roster who are NOT running quarterbacks. I'm curious as to how this all gets worked out.