It appears that Boston College has landed another graduate transfer, as Richard Yeargin III a former Clemson defensive end will be heading to Chestnut Hill this summer:
Enjoyed sitting down with Richard Yeargin @ryearginIII today at The Abernathy hotel to talk his remarkable story of going back to football and playing for Boston College after a horrific car accident two years ago. Podcast coming soon.— Larry Williams (@LarryWilliamsTI) May 22, 2019
Yeargin, was a highly sought after outside linebacker, who was a 3* out of high school, chose Clemson over a laundry list of big schools including the Auburn Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Michigan Wolverines, Texas Longhorns and USC Trojans. He was also offered by Boston College, so he is familiar with this staff. He played off and on for a few seasons at Clemson as a defensive end, finishing the 2016 season the seven tackles. But Yeargin III was in a terrible car accident in 2017, one that left him with an injured neck and forced him to retire from football. Apparently he has healed enough to return to the game, and has chosen to come to Boston College, a team that could really use some defensive end depth.
This transfer can’t be confirmed yet, just like all graduate transfers BC can’t comment until the student enrolls with the school. And with a player coming back like this, it’s hard to say what he will be able to contribute to the team. But this reminds me of Ty-Meer Brown, who also was out of football after an injury with UConn, but got a second chance with BC and went on to have a pretty successful stint with the Eagles.
Yeargin III looks to be the third graduate transfer to land with BC joining tight end Danny Dalton from Penn State and offensive lineman Hayden Mahoney from Miami, neither of whom have enrolled yet, but are expected to be on campus this summer.
Welcome to the Heights Richard!