The 2016 recruiting season is winding down as the Eagles only have a few more spots left to fill. However, Boston College has been hot on the trail for the 2017 class, including a highly prized local star. Let's take a look at some of the news BC has made on the recruiting trail
What's Going On With A.J. Dillon
Rivals writer Justin Rowland had an interesting article up on Rivals last week about 4* Lawrence Academy running back AJ Dillon. The Massachusetts star is grabbing up all sorts of offers from around the country, when asked who is looking at him he told Rowland "The most contact would probably be Notre Dame, Virginia and Penn State," he said. "Really, those are the (coaches) I talk to on a really consistent basis. Virginia Tech as well, and I talk to Boston College a lot. And Pittsburgh. Those are the ones I talk to on a daily basis. I've talked to a lot of coaches from different schools, like Syracuse, Michigan and some others." Dillon clearly would be a great get for Boston College, but 247's Crystal Ball has the Eagles as an outsider with 50% picking Notre Dame, 33% picking UVA, and 17% picking the Eagles.
Should We Worry About KJ Gray?
One of BC's final commits in the 2016 class was St. Peter's Prep wide receiver K.J. Gray, who chose the Eagles over Syracuse and Rutgers. Apparently other schools are still sniffing around and trying to percolate his interest. Over the weekend Gray tweeted out this:
Schools still showing love should be interesting— KJ Gray™ (@CampaignKJG_5) October 2, 2015
Will he stay loyal to Boston College or will another school jump in late and snag him away? We will have to wait and see.
Eagles Taking Advantage Of Coaching Hot Seats?
Boston College hasn't been known as a team that tries to go out and get kids committed to other schools. But according to a recruits Twitter handle, they may be bucking recent history. 3* defensive end Joshua Uche who is committed to Miami, recently tweeted out that he received an offer from Boston College. This is interesting because maybe BC is throwing that offer out there in case Al Golden loses his job. Recruits frequently will decommit when there is a coaching change, and wouldn't be a bad idea for BC to get to know Uche because it has worked in the past. In fact that's how they got Jon Hilliman.