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Boston College Daily Links: 2014 Recruiting Scorecard / Updates

Daily links for Thursday, June 27, 2013.

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ACC recruiting scorecard for class of 2014 (ESPN ACC Blog)
"Coach Steve Addazio has held true to his promise to focus on recruiting, putting together a Top 25 class to this point. He has gotten eight commitments alone in the month of June. But the big one so far has been from four-star linebacker Connor Strachan, who fills a major need."

ACC Football Commitment List: Atlantic Division, June 22 (ACC Sports Journal)
Busy few weeks on the recruiting trail in the ACC.

Spartan Pupdate is making an informed decision (The Only Colors)
Figaro has a final four of Michigan State, Boston College, Vanderbilt and Syracuse. The only school he has visited of the group is Boston College, but visits to the rest are on tap. "I'll be coming out to MSU in three or four weeks," he said. What has kept him interested until this point? The swarming Spartan defense. "I love the defense," he said. "They are a top defensive team in the country and can really take me to the next level in my game."

71-Day NFL Warning: Luke Kuechly, Football's Next Defensive Star (Grantland)
Kuechly was everywhere, recording 11 total tackles in Boston College’s 38-20 win, and a year later, when Kuechly won the Butkus Award as the best collegiate linebacker in the nation, and Carolina selected him with the ninth overall pick in the 2012 draft, I wasn’t the least bit surprised.

Hello, ACC!: Top 10 Things Syracuse Should Look Forward To (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)
Sean is equally enthused, but mainly for the Eagles (and why not?): "It might not be sexy but Syracuse needs rivals and BC is the most logical one. It will be hard to get things going in basketball but I hope the football series is as heated and even as it was when it stopped."

College football countdown | No. 72: Wake Forest (Myerberg)
"Let the Demon Deacons' last four seasons serve as a reminder of how these academically leaning universities face a battle on two fronts – getting there, for one, and then staying there. Wake Forest has suffered four losing seasons in a row after winning 28 games from 2006-8, reaching the postseason only once." #TheRivalry #BCvsWakeBingo

Take 2: Sleeper team in the ACC (ESPN ACC Blog)
Heather Dinich says: Watch out for Wake. A sleeper pick is a team that’s going to take you by surprise, one that you’re overlooking and quite frankly not giving much of a chance at all. A sleeper pick is a team that is quietly brewing with potential. Wake Forest is a sleeper pick.

Craig Smith Interview (
If you’ve watched Craig Smith play basketball for a bit, you’ve probably heard this phrase thrown around. Craig Smith is a beast.

At a Glance: BC Hockey’s Draft-Eligible Players (Conte Confidential)
The NHL draft is just days away. Here’s an at-a-glance look at all of Boston College hockey’s draft-eligible players.

Five Lacrosse Players Honored By The ACC (
Five Boston College lacrosse players were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon. Juniors Moira Barry, Claire Blohm, Caroline Ceglarski and Kara O'Connell as well as sophomore Mikaela Rix were all named to the list of 32 ACC student-athletes.