Boston College recruiting has its first commitment of the 2016 class, and it's a talented local kid. Danny Dalton, a 6'6 tight end from Marshfield, MA has decided to play for the Eagles next year:
Dalton received an offer from the Eagles back in January, and also held an offer from UMass who offered him last week. The junior is considered to be a receiving tight end, who hauled in 56 catches his junior year at Marshfield, along with 9 touchdowns. He was also All-State on ESPN Boston's post season honors. Why did he choose the Eagles?
"Coach Addazio said he wants to build a fence around Massachusetts and keep the best talent in the state," said Dalton, who last visited Chestnut Hill on Feb. 11. "They told me that they thought I was the top prospect in the state of Massachusetts for the Class of 2016, and I thought, ‘Why not play at a school like Boston College?'. I thought it would be a great opportunity to play there."
Dalton has BC connections—his coach Lou Silva played for BC Assistant AD Barry Gallup back in the 70's. This continues Addazio's dedication to build a fence around Massachusetts. In his first two years, Addazio got Isaac Yiadom and Chris Lindstrom, both considered to be top recruits to commit early. Given Dalton's skill set, it made a lot of sense to wrap him up early.
According to 247sports, they consider Dalton to be the #1 recruit in the state and #22 tight end in the country. Rivals has yet to give him stars or rankings.
Below you can catch his highlights, and one in particular from last year's game. Welcome to the Heights, Danny!