Boston College football just ended two weeks ago, but the 2015 roster is already starting to shape up. The Eagles announced today that four recruits have enrolled early and will be eligible to practice this spring. Wide receiver Nolan Borgerson, quarterback Elijah Robinson, offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom, and linebacker Jimmy Martin are all enrolled for the Eagles.
Let's take a look at the grey shirt freshmen who will get an early chance to make a difference for the Eagles.
Elijah Robinson, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound athlete out of New Jersey, is listed as a dual-threat but has the versatility to play multiple positions. Scout lists him as a safety, though it sounds like BC will keep him under center. He chose Boston College over Michigan State, Nebraska, Rutgers, Virginia and all three service academies, among others. Robinson is listed as a three-star recruit per Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. He's listed as the 27th best 2015 recruit in New Jersey by Rivals.com. He threw for 1699 yards his senior yards along with 16 touchdowns, while rushing for 1830 yards (!!) and 25 touchdowns.
Nolan Borgerson is a 3* recruit who attended Westwood High School in Washington, New Jersey. He claimed offers from UCF, Maryland, Temple and a bevy of lower conference and FCS schools. A 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver, Borgerson is a very intriguing recruit for a few reasons. One, he recently ran a 4.39 at BC's camp this week. People have been clamoring for a wide receiver with speed, Borgerson has it. His high school statistics were bonkers. He led the NATION in 2013 receiving yards finishing his junior year with 85 catches, 1,894 yards and 27 TDs. In his senior senior he finished with 90 catches 1324 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Chris Lindstrom, a 6'5", 240-pound lineman, was named to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette Superteam as a junior, and was the Massachusetts Division 4 Co-Offensive Player of the Year and SWCL Player of the Year. Lindstrom is a 3* recruit on Rivals, with no other offers other than Old Dominion where he was recruited by old BC friend Jeff Commissiong, but schools such as Maryland and Kansas State have been showing interest. Al Washington was one of his lead recruiters, and Washington would "send him letters every day" about why he should be come an Eagle. He was named the 2014 Boston Lineman of the Year by ESPN Boston.
Jimmy Martin, a 5'11", 207-lb linebacker is considered a 3* recruit by Rivals, and his main recruiter is Todd Fitch. He held offers from Cincinnati, Duke, South Florida, and a bevy of lower tier schools. According to his HUDL page he claims to run a 4.5 40. Interestingly, an Orlando Sentinel article mentions that while he was recruited as a linebacker, Addazio may be more inclined to move his position to something like fullback.
Great to see these four here. BC clearly has some need at wide receiver, especially with the graduation of Josh Bordner and Shakim Phillips and uncertainty around Harrison Jackson and Bobby Swigert. The offensive line and linebacker position also will be seeing a lot of turn over as well, so Lindstrom and Martin will be welcome additions. And of course with Tyler Murphy graduating, BC's QB position will be wide open, so why not give Robinson a shot?
Welcome to the Heights guys! You chose well.