We start your Tuesday with some recruiting news regarding Daivon Ellison, a New Jersey 3* CB who seems to be in the midst of the quintessential northeast recruiting battle.
Daivon Ellison of Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep has five offers. "My Top 4 in no order is Rutgers, Syracuse, Boston College and Penn State," Ellison told 247Sports.com. Penn State is evaluating the nation's No. 66 cornerback. The other three programs have offered the three-star prospect. The Crystal Ball reads 40-percent for both Boston College and Rutgers and 20-percent for Syracuse.
More talk on football schedules:
Non-conference schedule rankings:
6. Boston College: at UMass, USC, Maine, Colorado State
Best non-conference games:
2. USC at Boston College
Someone does some wild speculating about the final steps in conference realignmnt to get us to 5 power conferences, and pegs... Syracuse and BC for the B1G. The good news for UConn fans is that under this person's scenario, UConn gets into the ACC.
...Syracuse and Boston College make perfect sense for that. The Orange are a major program in up-state New York, and Boston College is a well-known northeastern football school. Those would be the two most logical fits, and at that point the Big Ten would move from formerly a midwest conference to a north of the Mason Dixon Line conference.
Preston Murphy, Boston College: When Jim Christian was hired at Boston College, there were some questions regarding his ability to recruit the New England area. Well, he solved that with the hire of Murphy, who was at Rhode Island, and Maryland assistant Scott Spinelli. Both have experience recruiting the area.
SOUND THE NEW GUY TRUMPET:
Rising senior infielder Blake Butera is spending his second summer playing for the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod Baseball League, deemed the premier summer league in the country. Although minor injuries have kept him from a few games, he has been hitting well, batting .326 with three doubles and five RBIs in 13 games. The Anglers (12-9) are currently on a four-game win streak.