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
The Xavier HS quarterback chooses in-state UConn over Boston College and Pittsburgh.
Boston College QB commit Tim Boyle, a three-star rated recruit according to Rivals, committed to UConn on Sunday night. The Xavier High School (Middletown, Ct.) signal caller, chooses UConn over Boston College and Pittsburgh, his other two finalists.
Officially committed to UCONN— Tim Boyle (@T_Boyle_07) February 3, 2013
Boyle had originally committed to BC in June, choosing the Eagles over claimed offers from UConn, Florida, UMass, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. However, with the change in coaching staff and change in offensive scheme, new coach Steve Addazio gave Boyle permission to look at other options.
Boyle's high school coach, Xavier's Sean Marinan, made a few comments on what Addazio and Boyle talked about to the Harfort Courant's Desmond Conner:
"You're not going to make a living with him running 20 times a game," Marinan said. "If he runs it six or eight times a game, different story. But I think what Steve wants to do - Steve wants a dual-threat kid that's going to carry the rock 15-20 times a game."
"It's the nature of the beast these days the way [coaches] change schools. [Addazio] basically said you can go up to BC and play, but at some point this offense is going to go in another direction. What Tim is looking at is, 'Hey, I go up there and do the job and I'm playing for two years and all of a sudden he's got all the people he needs to run his offense and I'm sitting on the bench.'"
Boyle initially considered visiting Oregon before narrowing his list of schools to three: Boston College, Pittsburgh and UConn. He made a visit to UConn last week.
For BC, the program moves forward with two quarterbacks committed to the 2013 class -- Roxbury Latin QB Mackay Lowrie and Coffman (Dublin, Ohio) dual-threat QB James Walsh. The Eagles are left with just 14 commitments in the 2013 class.
Best of luck to Boyle at UConn.
2013 Boston College Football Recruiting Class
(Height, weight, stars and claimed offers from Rivals.com)