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Boston College Daily Links: Recruiting Updates

Daily links for Friday, May 31, 2013.


Hendren: 'It's a special thing' to commit to BC (ESPN Boston)
"It's kind of a funny story," Hendren said. "Even though once the offer came I knew I was going there, I didn't plan to commit right away. I was going to tell [BC coach Steve Addazio] that I was going to talk it over with my father some more. "Then when I was talking to coach Addazio on the phone he said, 'I want to know one thing. Do you want to be a BC Eagle?' I couldn't hold back and committed even though I hadn't planned to."

BC Has What Four-Star QB Wants (247 Sports)
That’s certainly the case as the Eagles have swung by to see the nation’s No. 2 dual-threat quarterback twice this spring. Along with making Gillins feel wanted, they’ve also followed up with him through the phone and Facebook to better teach him about the program.

RB C.J. Hilliard knows his future school (ESPN Football Recruiting)
“I want to sit down with my parents, but I could see myself at this school,” Hilliard said. “... I pretty much have my mind set. My mind is made up between two schools.” Those two schools are Indiana and Iowa, although Hilliard said if he does not commit in the next two weeks, he could visit Boston College, which is No. 3 on his list. It looks as if Hilliard is Big Ten-bound, however.

Recruiting: Michigan State offers Illinois safety Mike Morrissey, son of former Spartan (
Morrissey has seen his stock rise this spring and he now holds scholarship offers from MSU, Illinois, Boston College and a host of MAC programs. Morrissey is a three-star recruit and the No. 28 player in Illinois for the class of 2014 according to

ACC's lunchtime links (ESPN ACC Blog)
"Even Boston College is making some recruiting headlines." Would it kill you to give the program a little more credit here?

Luke Kuechly can take LB torch from Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher (
When Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher retired, football lost two longtime standard-bearers at linebacker. While it would be somewhat simplistic to label someone "the next Urlacher/Lewis," I thought this would be a good opportunity to take a close look at one of the bright young stars at the position, someone under the age of 25 who has a chance to become one of the best of his era: Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers.

BC’s Jerry York hires Hingham’s Ayers as an assistant (Boston Herald)
“I’m very excited about Mike,” York said. “We had about 30 candidates and I got it down to about five that I was really interested in. Mike just brings terrific credentials and is the best fit for us. He can handle the goaltending, the penalty-kill, and he brings youth to our staff, which I like.”

Curtis Granderson donating $5 million for new university stadium (
If only Boston College could find its own Curtis Granderson ...

Pete Hughes of Brockton has Virginia Tech baseball team headed in right direction (The Enterprise)
“Seven years ago, to say Virginia Tech would be hosting a regional in baseball, it would be laughable,’’ said Hughes, a Boston College High School graduate whose team has won 13 of its last 15 games. “But I just knew the college community was good. I knew we could get to a different level. There’s no place like it as far as support.’’

2014 LB Jaboree Williams commits to Wake Forest (Blogger So Dear)
Three star 6'0, 210 lb outside linebacker Jaboree Williams out of Fort Lauderdale High School in Florida just committed to Wake Forest, joining Cameron Glenn as the second commit in the class of 2014.

Villanova Football Picked To Win CAA, Ranked 7th Nationally (VU Hoops)
After finishing 2012 ranked #15/16, The Sporting News released their preseason FCS Top 25, and Villanova comes in ranked 7th. TSN is also projecting Villanova to win the CAA conference (albeit outright this time around).

Women's Hockey Announces Incoming Class of 2017 (
The Boston College women’s hockey team will welcome six freshmen for the 2013-14 season in an announcement made by head coach Katie King Crowley. The Eagles will welcome in four forwards and two defensemen from the incoming class of 2017 with the states of Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and the province of Ontario being represented.

The American unveils new logo (ESPN College Football Nation Blog)
The long-anticipated moment has finally arrived -- the American Athletic Conference has unveiled its brand new logo. The longest star point points to Storrs, Connecticut to keep the Huskies happy.