SB Nation Recruiting has been doing some rather interesting research metric to figure out how well different teams are doing recruiting, creating an All ACC Recruiting Team. Bud Foster, SB Nation's Recruiting Analyst who also runs Tomahawk Nation, describes their system "The format is simple, using the 247Sports composite of the four major recruiting rankings (Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247), the top QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, TE, 5 OL, 5 DL, 4 LB, 5 DB."
For all of us following Boston College recruiting Bud's non-subjective methodology would put the Eagle recruits at a sizable disadvantage from making the list. Florida State, Clemson and Miami typically get the kids who have a stronger offer sheet, and hence have more stars. Looking at the list it's clear that Boston College won't be making it anytime soon.
Last month the Eagles actually had a player on the list, defensive end Harold Landry, but he has been knocked off the list this month by two Miami DL's (Travonte Valentine & Chad Thomas) a Florida State recruit (Dexter Wideman) and Virginia's crown jewel (Andrew Brown). Even though they have four stars in various services BC commits Marcus Outlow, Thaddius Smith and Connor Strachan did not make the list.
Here is the school breakdown:
|Program||June 2014||July 2014||Delta|
|Florida St. Seminoles||6||7||1|
|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||0||1||1|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||1||1||0|
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons||0||0||0|
|Duke Blue Devils||0||0||0|
|N.C. State Wolfpack||1||0||-1|
|Boston College Eagles||1||0||-1|
|Virginia Tech Hokies||2||0||-2|
In other news Boston College has been very active on the 2015 front with Georgia linebacker Aaron Appleton visiting the Eagles today. Earlier in June he announced that Boston College was his leader. Also, according to reports BC has been making strides with Ohio lineman Liborio Ricottilli and Don Bosco offensive lineman Kevin Feder.