Boston College football received some bad news today, as 2017 football commit Austin Burton reportedly has flipped from the Eagles to UCLA
Burton, a 2* QB, originally from Newton, MA, moved to Florida this summer to enroll in West Orange High School in Florida. He is the son of local television sports reporter Steve Burton. Burton was one of two local QB’s that Boston College had landed for the class of 2017, the other being E.J Perry IV of Andover MA. Burton committed to BC at the beginning of the summer, and was quickly offered by UCLA.
This move by Burton puts Boston College in an interesting predicament. Do they try and grab another QB for this class, maybe getting someone to flip. It’s getting later in the process, and sometimes it’s harder for a school like Boston College to get commits if they haven’t been in contact with them. Or will the Eagles just take Perry and take their chances in 2017. They have been targeting some high caliber kids (Artur Sitkowski), and taking fewer QBs the class before may put BC in better shape with the 2018 kids.
Decommitments are part of the recruiting process, and this one will sting, especially if Burton comes on strong in Florida. But BC will move on, hopefully they find a solid replacement for this class.
Good luck in the future Austin.