Boston College received another commitment for the future this week as RHP Nick Couhig (Falmouth, MA) offered his services to the Eagles. The 2017 graduate out of Falmouth High School also played some centerfield, according to his Hudl profile page.
Falmouth's Nick Couhig makes verbal commitment to @BCBirdBall pic.twitter.com/KSkxnkxpzz— BEACHSPIKES ™ (@beachspikes) December 22, 2015
The six-foot, 185 pound Couhig offers the Eagles their fifth commitment for the graduating high school class of 2017. As he approaches his junior season at Falmouth, Last season, the then-sophomore served as one of the captains of the Clippers, establishing himself as one of the top local arms on Cape Cod. He struck out 11 in a dominant performance against Dennis-Yarmouth during the season, then followed it up with nine K's against Barnstable en route to being named an Atlantic Coast League All Star. He followed up his high school season with a summer spent on the Sandwich Post 188 All Star club.
Heavily recruited throughout New England, Cuohig chose BC over Northeastern and Connecticut.
Cuohig becomes the third pitcher to commit to the Eagles for the Class of 2017. Baseball recruiting typically happens well in advance of a player's junior high school season because of the spring season. With the spring baseball season, coaches have to do their recruiting in the fall and winter. As a result, they typically require players to commit to their program before their senior baseball season begins. This means recruiting for baseball typically looks at least two seasons into the future and requires more forecasting.
Also in the Class of 2017 are righty Jack Hodgson along with lefty William Hesslink. The Eagles currently have three position players - INFs Aaron Stone and Johntyler Clark-Chiapparelli, along with catcher Aaron Soucy - committed to start in Chestnut Hill with the 2018 season.
Boston College will open up the 2015 campaign on February 19th when they take on Northern Illinois in a four-game series in Glendale, Arizona at Camelback Ranch.