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Boston College Daily Links: First-Year Recruiting Success

Daily links for Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Jared Wickerham

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First-year coaches in the ACC (ESPN ACC Blog)
Biggest overall challenge: Recruiting. It was a problem under Jeff Jagodzinski. It was average at best under Frank Spaziani. And now Addazio is tasked with replenishing the roster of a program that has won six games in the past two seasons combined. BC also faces the unique challenge of recruiting in a pro sports town to a program that is arguably overshadowed by its own hockey team. The good news is that Addazio’s plan seems to be working, as BC’s current recruiting class was recently ranked at No. 24 by ESPN RecruitingNation. The staff has recruited well in the Mid-Atlantic region, but they’ve got to keep it up.

Tennessee's Butch Jones tops new coaches recruiting well; Mailbag (
As the cliché goes, a coach is never more popular than when he's undefeated -- a notion that seems to apply even more prominently in recruiting. Most 17-year-old prospects have short memories. They don't care what happened last year. And the idea of "being part of the class that puts [State U] back on the map" is a powerful selling point. Any recent mediocrity is irrelevant because that was the fault of some other guy.

Troy Flutie: 'Surreal ' moment in committing to BC (ESPN Boston)
On head coach Steve Addazio: "I like everything about him so far from what I've seen. He's got so much energy when he talks to the players, he really inspires everyone to play as hard as they can and just become better. He's a really great guy and a really good coach. I'm very excited to be playing for him."

Rutgers recruiting: Michael Dogbe shines at Rutgers, Boston College camps; So, what's next? (
Parsippany Hills (N.J.) defensive end, Michael Dogbe, has been on a mission to prove his talents throughout the off-season, picking up offers from Temple, Old Dominion and Monmouth throughout that timeframe. This past weekend, the 6-3, 227-pounder put together two impressive performances at the Rutgers Big Man Academy and at a Boston College camp. And he had since been in a holding pattern awaiting feedback from both of the aforementioned staffs.

Chart: Recruiting rankings for the 31 new head coaches (
Here's a look at the how the 31 new head coaches in college football currently stack up. Steve Addazio has surprisingly received 13 commitments, while Western Michigan head coach PJ Fleck has unusually secured 11 commitments for a MAC program before the July.

ACC Countdown: Boston College (
SU Athletics profile of Boston College includes a Diamond Ferri reference because of course it does. #rivals

Steven Santini – The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile (The Hockey Writers)
Santini is able to see what’s going on all around him at all times when on the rink. His hockey sense, IQ and instincts make his vision impeccable. He makes quick, yet smart decisions with and without the puck. Taking the body is part of his game, and one in which he exceeds at. Santini has great patience with the puck and ultimately slows the game to his speed to where he feels comfortable. His pokechecking is effective, given his long reach and is a tough customer in front of the net.

Q & A With BC Alum Kristen Mewis (
Former BC women's soccer player Kristen Mewis will make her home debut as a member of the US Women's National Soccer team on Saturday, June 15 at Foxboro. The US team is hosting South Korea at Gillette Stadium. Mewis took some time out of her busy week of training with the national team to talk about her new career as a professional soccer player.

Rowing's Hess Gives a Look into the Team's European Tour (
The Boston College rowing team is on an overseas tour, competing in international races in Switzerland and England. Junior Rachel Hess gives a first-hand account of the first leg of the Eagles' trip.