Earlier today we reported that two of BC's highest ranked recruits are considering other options. First off, tailback Akeel Lynch is keeping his options open for next season. Not totally surprising, since he was named Gatorade's New York Player of the Year two weeks ago. Lynch put together quite the senior season.
"Lynch led the Red Raiders to an 8-3 record and the Monsignor Martin Association championship this past season. He rushed for 2,131 yards and 25 touchdowns on 213 carries. A First Team All-Conference selection, Lynch was MVP of the 2011 Kickoff Classic and a Second Team All-Western New York pick in 2010."
Also the list of recruits looking else where includes Sam Grant, who according to ESPN is BC's second highest rated recruit. Grant recently was at Michigan, and according to the internet buzz, he is very interested in becoming a Wolverine. And who can blame him? Who would you rather play for a team who is going to the Sugar Bowl, or a team that just finished 4-8? Brady Hoke or Frank Spaziani?
But news aren't all bleak for the Eagles. ESPN reported earlier today that BC High TE Jameson McShea has withdrawn his verbal commitment to Temple. The recruit with the most Irish name ever, only had one FBS offer on his plate, but listed BC as a school he would be interested. McShea has very similar size to Grant, carrying the same weight, but listed as two inches shorter. ESPN speaks very highly of McShea:
"The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Cotuit native was integral part of the Eagles' Division 1 Super Bowl championship season on both sides of the ball, racking up 68 tackles (12 for loss) and throwing some vicious blocks in run support. He was named the Catholic Conference's Lineman of the Year, and last week was named to ESPN Boston's MIAA All-State Team."
But should BC be wary of a kid that is only holding offers from Harvard, Elon, New Hampshire and Holy Cross? They might, but getting a commitment from McShea might dull the sting of losing Grant. Video highlights of McShea are below.