Boston College lost a few commits this recruiting cycle, which isn’t that big of a problem, as most schools go through this (and apparently this year it happened in record numbers). Earlier in the recruiting cycle BC lost recruits to UCLA (Austin Burton) Michigan (Kwity Paye), Pittsburgh (Jason Pinnock) and Michigan State (Deari Todd). All of those are great schools, this time however Boston College lost one to a lesser school, and that lesser school is UConn.
Gardner was a later commit, who was pursued hard by Randy Edsall after he took over at the lesser school in Storrs, CT. Earlier this week Gardner took down Boston College commit from his profile, so it seemed inevitable that he would be going to UConn. Boston College had two linebackers already in this class (Paul Theobald and Isaiah McDuffie).
If this recruiting loss stings (it really shouldn’t), here is a picture of this year’s box score to make you feel better.