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Boston College Football Recruiting: DeAri Todd Decommits From Eagles

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Boston College loses another recruit as National Signing Day looms

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Boston College lost a recruit this weekend, as defensive end DeAri Todd announced on Twitter that he would be decommiting from the Eagles and flipping his pledge to the Michigan State Spartans:

Todd, a 3* Lorain Ohio native, recently received an offer from the Spartans so this news probably isn’t a big surprise. He was kind of a late bloomer in the recruiting world, but was clearly getting some Power 5 looks.

The Class of 2017 has been tough for the Eagles in terms of holding on to commits as they have now lost four commits to other schools. Quarterback Austin Burton (UCLA), Jason Pinnock (Pittsburgh), Kwity Paye (Michigan) and now Todd (Michigan State). This can be viewed either positively or negatively. On one hand you could question Addazio and his staff’s ability to hold on to recruits, or on the other hand you could say that Daz has done a nice job identifying players that are attractive to other schools. Or it could be a combination of both.

National Signing Day is only a few days away, and Addazio will have a few more slots to play with. It appears that Brandon Sebastian, who Michigan was courting, will be staying with the Eagles. On Twitter, CMU commit Brandon Brown a Canadian defensive back recently visited, but other than that it’s been pretty quiet.