Boston College football held their second summer scrimmage under overcast skies at Alumni Stadium this morning. Some of the highlights included an 80 yard touchdown run by Jon Hilliman, a 39 yard rush by Sherm Alston, and a touchdown pass from freshman Jeff Smith to Chase Pankey. But the biggest news had to do with a position change, that many didn't see coming.
BC Football Twitter announced that freshman Elijah Robinson is transitioning from QB to wide receiver. This is really interesting news because many had thought he would have a shot at QB, especially after he enrolled early and practiced with the team this spring. Even this summer he had practiced at quarterback, taking backup reps behind Troy Flutie and Darius Wade. Not sure why Todd Fitch/Steve Addazio made this decision, but Robinson did practice at wide receiver today. Robinson was a wide receiver in high school as well, and was recruited by multiple schools (Rutgers/Syracuse) at the position, so he has experience at the position.
This leaves BC with three quarterbacks on the current roster. All signs point to sophomore Darius Wade grabbing the starting job this season, with red shirt freshman Troy Flutie backing him up. However, true freshman Jeff Smith has been turning heads at practice, and he is the most mobile of all the quarterbacks on the depth chart. Also coming up is Anthony Brown, who could be with the Eagles in the spring. Perhaps the coaching staff saw that Robinson best chance to play would be at WR, and decided to get that switch going as soon as possible.
Best of luck, Elijah, at your new position.