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National Signing Day: Running Back Jonathan Hillman Commits To Boston College

The star of the BC recruiting class, a stellar running back that was wanted by almost every school in every major conference.

Jonathan Hilliman

Hometown: Jersey City, New Jersey
High School: St. Peter's Prep
Position: Running Back
Height: 6-foot-1
40: 4.42
Weight: 210 lbs.

Highlights: Hudl

Rankings: Rivals 4* (20 position, 8 state), Scout 3* (73 position), ESPN 3* (82 rating, 25 position, 9 state, 252 overall), 247Sports 3* (88 rating, 23 position, 13 state).

Selected Boston College over Alabama, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, Georgia, Louisiana-Lafayette, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan St., Nebraska, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ohio State, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Tennessee, West Virginia, UCF, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Wisconsin. Recruited by Ryan Day.

Strengths: The first rusher in St. Peter's history with over 2,000 yards, Hillman has explosive speed in a college ready frame. Watch his film and you can see a kid that can immediately play in the ACC. He is incredibly quick blowing through the line of scrimmage, has break away speed and can accelerate in an incredibly short distance. Mind you that he did this against solid opponents in New Jersey.

Realistic Outlook: Hillman is an incredible get for Steve Addazio and company, touting offers from a majority of programs in the SEC, Big Ten and ACC. How did BC get him? You can thank the Andre Williams campaign for that, as even Hillman has said that he wanted to come here after he saw how important the run game was for Ryan Day. He is going to play right away, and I imagine that he will be sharing carries with Myles Willis right away. I don't want to compare him to Andre Williams, but he has the frame to be an every down back, and at the end of 2014 I expect Hillman to lead the Eagles in rushing yards and attempts.