Jeff Hafley picked up another commitment for the class of 2022 with running back Alex Broome pledging his future to the program today:
Broome, a 5’9’’ running back from Tennessee, becomes BC’s 15th commitment for the class of 2022.
Broome had an impressive offer sheet that included Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Appalachian State. Rich Gunnell and Sean Duggan were on point for Broome’s recruitment.
Broome currently plays at Lipscomb Academy in Tennessee. According to Andy Backstrom of Rivals, Broome could become the first BC football player in at least two decades from Tennessee:
The @Rivals recruiting database goes back to '02. In that 2-decade span, there hasn't been a @BCFootball signee who played his HS ball in TN.— Andy Backstrom (@andybackstrom) June 22, 2021
That could change w RB @ABroome20's commitment today. Also, fellow commit DE Noah Clifford (now plays @ St. Thomas More in CT) is from TN
With the commitment of Broome added to the board, BC’s class remains remarkably at #11 in the country according to Rivals and #16 according to 247Sports - second in the ACC behind only Florida State on both lists.
As the refrain has often gone when looking at that eye-popping number, it’s early days, and your traditional powerhouses will surely lock up some of the remaining uncommitted super-elite talent. But regardless of where BC ultimately falls it’s going to be an impressive climb from where the Eagles have traditionally landed in recruiting rankings.
With 12 three-star commitments and a pair of four-stars already set to arrive, BC should see an infusion of talent. Beyond the rankings, the class also has the distinction of comining some of Massachusetts and the Northeast’s top players with forays into Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee.