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Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #7, RB Marcus Outlow

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Get to know this running back that may be getting playing time this season.

Marcus Outlow
Marcus Outlow
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Name: Marcus Outlow
Number: #7
Position: Running Back
Height:
6-foot-0
40:
4.71
Weight:
199 lbs.
Hometown: Norwich, CT
High School: Norwich Free Academy

2013 Stats (HS): Earned All-America and first-team All-Eastern Connecticut Conference Large as well as Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State honors after he rushed for 1,546 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior in 2013... garnered All-State honors three times as well as the National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) Overall MVP three times ... accumulated 1,483 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior in 2012 ... ranked the No. 1 recruit in Connecticut by ESPN ... also excelled on the basketball court, earning Class LL first-team all-state honors after averaging 17.6 points per game as a senior. (via bceagles.com)

2014 Projections: If he is serious about not giving one running back the workload he gave Andre Williams last season, Steve Addazio is going to need to use one of his freshmen backs at some point. He has three that he can choose from, Outlow, Richard Wilson and Jonathan Hilliman, and I think at this point it would be unfair for me to say which has the advantage given that they haven't practiced yet with the team. If Outlow can show that he is ready, he will have to be considered for some time at running back this season.

How'd He Get Here: A three-star all-purpose back out of Norwich Academy, Outlow chose Boston College over claimed offers from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio State, Texas Tech and UCLA. Recruited by Don Brown.

Twitter Feed: @PrinceOutlow

Tweetable:

Quotable: "I’ve never been a really big UConn guy, and B.C. came to me first. That was big for me...I’m right in UConn’s backyard and seeing them not really (pursue) me, kind of bothered me a little bit....B.C. offered that (early playing time)," he said. "They said, ‘Here you go, this can be your team, you can be the spearhead of the class and the man (Boston College) rotates the offense around.

Uniform History: Number seven has had a rich history for Boston College. Shawn Halloran, who started off as a backup for Doug Flutie, and eventually became starter wore it 1985 on his way to helping the Eagles win the Hall of Fame Bowl against Georgia. After that a series of Hasselbeck's all wore #7. All three, Matt, Tim and Nate wore the exact same number #7 during their times at Boston College. Matt recently retired after playing many seasons with the Seahawks and Titans, Tim is on ESPN. Chase Rettig wore #7 during his first season on the Heights when he was thrown into the fire by Frank Spaziani. And finally, former BC wide receiver Spiffy Evans wore it as recently as last year. I'll miss Spiffy :(

Linkage:

NFA's Marcus Outlow Commits To Boston College (The Bulletin)

National Signing Day: Marcus Outlow Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)

Boston College 2014: RB Marcus Outlow (Soaring To Glory)

Highlights: Here's a look at Marcus's highlights coming out of school: