It looks like BC landed commitments from four(!) 2020 prospects over the weekend as many observed the flurry of #GetIn’s entering your timelines. After a little bit of suspense, the athletes have made their decisions known. Defensive back Jiovanny Holmes and quarterback Matthew Rueve were the first to announce their commitments, followed soon after by Kameron Arnold and Tommy Birmingham
Three-star defensive back Jiovanny Holmes hails from Cleveland Heights. Holmes already had a relationship with Coach Hafley while at Ohio State, as he told 247sports. He’s a 6-2, 190 pound that also held offers Cincinnati, Akron, and Rutgers among others. A track athlete and a football team captain, Holmes made the Division I All-Ohio defensive team. And he has experience on the offensive side of the ball as well. Who says DB’s can’t catch?
Quarterback Matthew Rueve is a three-star prospect from St. Xavier’s in Cincinnati. While he’s only been a one-year starter, he’s the definition of a late-bloomer. He set records in his conference for most passing yards, passing touchdowns, and completions in a season despite the fact that Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford was there only a few years ago, and Wisconsin freshman Chase Wolf preceded Rueve. St. Xavier of course has been the start for many Eagles over the years, including linebackers coach Sean Duggan.
Reuve’s commitment likely leaves five quarterbacks on the roster (still pending Jurkovec news), joining the likes of Dennis Grosel, Matt Valecce, and Sam Johnson. He had additional offers from Akron, Kent State, and Western Kentucky.
The 6-4, 183-pound pro-style quarterback seems to have some professional experience surrounding him. He has some maroon and gold in his blood because he is cousins with Matt and Tim Hasselbeck, and even Trent Dilfer gave him a little shout-out earlier in Rueve’s season.
Dropping Dimes! College coaches take notice. First year starting as a senior. Didn’t transfer. These 4 games aren’t vs cupcake teams either. Same bloodlines as the Hasselbecks. Threw it well and tested above 100 at the Nashville Elite11 regional. https://t.co/O3Z5emsW44— Trent Dilfer (@DilfersDimes) September 26, 2019
Kameron Arnold is the third of the bunch. The defensive back is a top-100 athlete prospect out of St. Mary’s in Michigan. He’s 6-1, 200 pounds and had additional offers from Iowa State, Temple, Air Force, Central Michigan, and a number of other programs. He’s played all around the field, but likely projects to be a safety prospect. He’ll join the likes of Sam Johnson and Josh DeBerry as the Michiganders on the roster.
@Kam_Arnold1 class of 2020 ATH. Here is an example GRIT and DETERMINATION. This is one of many examples why OLake will be competing for a Regional Championship this weekend! They have been able to play TEAM ball, and set their recruiting to the side! Keep going OLake pic.twitter.com/YKlSED0709— Kenny Arnold (@KennyArnold00) November 14, 2019
Tommy Birmingham is a 6’5, 210 pound prospect out of Pittsford, New York. He’s a big tight end that appears to have received a preferred walk on offer from BC, per 247sports. He’s also been recruited or held offers by Fordham, Lehigh, Cornell, and Pittsburgh.
Proud to announce my commitment to play football at Boston College! Thank you to everyone who has helped along the way. @BCFootball @JoshuaPJ_BC @JoeSuIlivan @prospectnys @PFBPanthers pic.twitter.com/xUO5qwJ2S9— Tommy Birmingham (@tjb432020) January 27, 2020
A big welcome to the Heights to all four of these future Eagles!