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QB Tim Boyle Commits To UConn Over Boston College

The Xavier HS quarterback chooses in-state UConn over Boston College and Pittsburgh.

Nov 3, 2012; Winston Salem, NC, USA; A Boston College Eagles player raises his helmet during kickoff in the first quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College QB commit Tim Boyle, a three-star rated recruit according to Rivals, committed to UConn on Sunday night. The Xavier High School (Middletown, Ct.) signal caller, chooses UConn over Boston College and Pittsburgh, his other two finalists.

Boyle had originally committed to BC in June, choosing the Eagles over claimed offers from UConn, Florida, UMass, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. However, with the change in coaching staff and change in offensive scheme, new coach Steve Addazio gave Boyle permission to look at other options.

Boyle's high school coach, Xavier's Sean Marinan, made a few comments on what Addazio and Boyle talked about to the Harfort Courant's Desmond Conner:

"You're not going to make a living with him running 20 times a game," Marinan said. "If he runs it six or eight times a game, different story. But I think what Steve wants to do - Steve wants a dual-threat kid that's going to carry the rock 15-20 times a game."


"It's the nature of the beast these days the way [coaches] change schools. [Addazio] basically said you can go up to BC and play, but at some point this offense is going to go in another direction. What Tim is looking at is, 'Hey, I go up there and do the job and I'm playing for two years and all of a sudden he's got all the people he needs to run his offense and I'm sitting on the bench.'"

Boyle initially considered visiting Oregon before narrowing his list of schools to three: Boston College, Pittsburgh and UConn. He made a visit to UConn last week.

For BC, the program moves forward with two quarterbacks committed to the 2013 class -- Roxbury Latin QB Mackay Lowrie and Coffman (Dublin, Ohio) dual-threat QB James Walsh. The Eagles are left with just 14 commitments in the 2013 class.

Best of luck to Boyle at UConn.

2013 Boston College Football Recruiting Class

1. LB Jack Cottrell (Eden Prairie, MN) - 6-4, 215 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, North Dakota

2. QB Mackay Lowrie (West Roxbury, MA) - 6-4, 200 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College

3. DE Kevin Kavalec (Cleveland, OH) - 6-3, 240 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Ohio

4. DE Joel Rich (Minerva, OH) - 6-4, 230 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Buffalo

5. DT Truman Gutapfel (Harrison, OH) - 6-3, 250 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College

6. DB Matt Milano (Orlando, FL) - 6-1, 202 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Air Force, Arizona, Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio), Stony Brook

7. ATH Myles Willis (Atlanta, GA) - 5-10, 180 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Florida State, Mississippi State, Central Florida, Virginia, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky

8. DB John Johnson (Hyattsville, MD) - 6-1, 180 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Bucknell, Buffalo, Duke, Lehigh, UMass, Missouri, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Towson

9. DB Atem Ntantang (Purcellville, VA) - 5-11, 185 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College

10. WR Drew Barksdale (Solon, OH) - 6-0, 180 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Air Force, Akron, Ohio

11. WR Charles Callinan (Jersey City, NJ) - 6-4, 200 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Rutgers

12. LB Marquis Little (Manchester, CT) - 6-3, 215 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College

13. DT Tevin Montgomery (Marion, MA) - 6-5, 295 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, UMass, Missouri, Rutgers, Temple, Vanderbilt, Virginia

14. QB James Walsh (Dublin, OH) - 6-2, 185 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Ohio, Toledo

(Height, weight, stars and claimed offers from