Some good but somewhat surprising recruiting news came in overnight as 2016 defensive end Bryce Morais committed to Boston College. Morais is a 6'4'', 240-pound strong side defensive end out of Grayson High School in Logansville, Georgia. Though this may not be one of our big states to recruit from historically, Al Washington once again did strong work for BC and picked up the commitment.
While he has not been given a star rating yet, Morais had offers from North Carolina and Tennessee in addition to his offer from Boston College, according to his 24/7 Sports page. The page also claimed interest (but no offer) from Michigan and Georgia.
Over this past weekend, Morais made his first visit to BC:
Morais obviously liked what he saw enough in his one visit to pledge to BC, which is great news for Addazio and crew as they seek to bolster the 2016 class with higher-end talent.
Given the nature of some of his offers, I am sure other schools will likely offer Morais as well, but hopefully he remains firm in his commitment to BC—he seems like a solid addition to the class. Also I wouldn't read too much into his star ratings, as many of the recruiting wires have only given ratings to blue chippers along with a smattering of other recruits. Many of the ratings will come out this summer.
This is BC's 5th commitment of the 2016 class, and second of the week after Brandon Barlow's commitment. Sean Ragan, Scooter Harrington (great name), and Danny Dalton were the first three pickups for the class; we'll see if more are to come in the weeks ahead. He is the second defense end taken in the class joining Barlow.
Welcome to the Heights, Bryce!