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BC Hockey Recruiting: Kerfoot Commits To Harvard, Richardson Pushed Back To 2013

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Apr 7, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; The Boston College Eagles celebrate after defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs 4-1 in the finals of the 2012 Frozen Four at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 7, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; The Boston College Eagles celebrate after defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs 4-1 in the finals of the 2012 Frozen Four at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

Two bits of news came off the recruiting trail over the weekend. Hat tip to The Boston College Hockey Blog for breaking both stories.

First, Evan Richardson, currently playing in the BCHL, will be giving his development an extra year at the junior level and push back his matriculation to 2013. This makes a lot of sense for both parties here, as BC's recruiting class this year is just chock-full of talent. Richardson pushing back his matriculation will allow a bit more development in his game and will allow the Eagles to spread out the talent a bit over another year.

Then, Saturday, forward and 5th round NHL draft pick Alex Kerfoot committed to Harvard over BC and Yale. This is definitely a loss for BC, but at this point, it's hard to get too upset about losing recruits with how many high-end ones we win. And it's hard to get on a guy for choosing a Harvard education, as well as a better shot at four full years of playing time. Best of luck to Kerfoot, who will join the Crimson for 2013.

As an aside, be sure to keep an eye on The Boston College Hockey Blog online and on twitter. If there's breaking BC Hockey news, you'll usually find it there first -- the kid knows his stuff and is extremely well sourced.