Wednesday is National Early Signing Day, and the Boston College men's basketball team has added three players to the 2015 class.
Matt Milon, Shooting Guard
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hometown: Oviedo, Florida
High School: Oviedo
AAU: Q6 All-Stars
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard from Florida became the Eagles' first verbal commitment in the 2015 class back on September 7. Milon boasts a pretty impressive offer sheet and choses Boston College over claimed offers from Auburn, Florida State, Harvard, Purdue, Rhode Island, Virginia Tech, and Wichita State, among others.
At the time of his verbal commitment, ESPN rated Milon as a 4-star recruit with an overall score of 80--44th at his position and 15th in the state of Florida. Since then, ESPN has knocked him down to a 3-star recruit, joining Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.
All indications are that Milon is a sharpshooting lefty that should provide the Eagles with some serious offensive production over the next few years.
Jerome Robinson, Point Guard
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Broughton
AAU: Garner Road
So thankful and So blessed! Glad to say I'm an EAGLE to the death of me— Jerome Robinson (@rome_coldbucks3) November 12, 2014
Robinson was Christian's second verbal commit back on September 8. At the time of his verbal commitment, little was known about the guard from North Carolina as the major recruiting services hadn't yet rated Robinson.
According to verbalcommits.com, Robinson claims offers from more than a dozen mid-majors including Richmond, Youngstown State, Western Carolina, FIU, Old Dominion and Appalachian State. Clemson and Rutgers were also in on Robinson's recruitment. phenomhoopreport.com ranks Robinson as the 6th best North Carolina prospect in the 2015 class, while 247 rates him as the seventh best in the Old North State.
Robinson is considered the sleeper of the class. At 6-foot-5, he has good size and room to grow.
A.J. Turner, Small Forward
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hometown: Warren, Mich.
High School: New Hampton Prep
AAU: The Family
Turner, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound SG/SF from the New Hampton School (the same school that Olivier Hanlan played at) became Christian's third verbal commit (in a week) back on September 13. The combo guard boasts an impressive offer sheet and chooses the Eagles over claimed offers from Creighton, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa State, Michigan State, Stanford, Providence and Princeton.
Turner is rated as a four-star recruit per ESPN and a three-star per Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. ESPN and 247Sports rank Turner as the fourth-best recruit in the state of New Hampshire, while Rivals has Turner just on the outside of the top 100 in the 2015 class at 106. He's the highest-rated recruit to come to the Heights since Craig Smith and arguably the centerpiece of this year's recruiting class.
I know a lot of fans have soured on Jim Christian early, especially after swinging and missing on a number of high-profile recruiting targets. Still, my take is this is a great start and a pretty solid recruiting class. If Christian and the new staff can hold onto these guys, this has the makings of one of, if not the, best recruiting class in a decade. I know that's not saying a lot--seriously, look at the last decade's worth of recruiting...and you wonder why the program has bottomed out as it has--but it's a solid start nonetheless. Gotta crawl before you can walk.
Welcome to the Heights, Matt, Jerome and A.J.!