Since the day he was hired Boston College football coach Steve Addazio has been looking for a dual threat quarterback. He struck out on Michael Julian, but today he found his man:
I'm now committed to play for Boston College next year— James Walsh (@j_walsh16) January 27, 2013
Walsh, who I believe was on campus last weekend for an official visit, will be the third QB in this recruiting class. But unlike MacKay Lowrie and Tim Boyle, Walsh is a running style quarterback. The 6-foot-4, 190 pound quarterback runs a 4.5 40. Walsh had been committed to Ohio since last September.
It will be interesting to see if both Lowrie and Boyle stick around or reopen their options.
Walsh had offers from a lot of MAC schools including Ohio, Toledo, Bowling Green and Central Michigan but no offers from any other BCS AQ programs. He is a three star dual threat QB, ranked #22 at his position by Rivals and the #81 QB per Scout. (though they don't separate dual threat and pocket passers).
During his junior season he amounted for 20 total touchdowns, threw for 1,600 yards and ran for 300, while completing 60 percent of his passes.
Walsh is the 15th recruit in the class of 2013. Welcome to the Heights, James!
Here is his recruiting video which features highlights from his junior season:
And his senior season (thanks to James for sending this to us!)