It's been fairly quiet on the football recruiting trail in recent weeks. That changed on Friday, when the Eagles landed a verbal commitment from dual threat quarterback Anthony Brown (St. John Vianney, Holmdel, N.J.). Brown took to Twitter dot com to make his announcement.
The 6-foot-2, 196 pound dual-threat quarterback out of New Jersey commits to BC over a number of FBS offers, including Northwestern, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. The junior from St. John Vianney was also offered by all three service academies; a testament to his ability to get things done with both his arms and legs.
Brown is one of the top rated dual threat quarterbacks in the Northeast. He received a three-star rating per both Rivals and 247Sports. Rivals ranks him as the 30th best recruit out of New Jersey in the 2016 class; 247Sports as the 20th best in New Jersey and the 18th best dual-threat QB in the nation.
Brown was one of Syracuse's top QBs on the board in 2016 and he trains with former Syracuse quarterback Madei Williams during the offseason. No word on how many #OrangeEagle points this verbal commitment is worth.
Following his pledge, Brown told NJ Advance Media that BC's quality academics and the coaching staff's willingness to adapt the offense around the strengths of the QB played a significant role in his decision-making process.
"Football and education go hand-in-hand and they've got both."
"They plan to throw the ball a lot more than they do now because they just want to have their offense flexible around the quarterback," he said. "And I guess they felt they needed a quarterback that can throw the ball, but still use his feet."
Brown becomes Boston College's sixth verbal commitment in the 2016 class, but the first QB in next year's haul. Along with Darius Wade, Elijah Robinson, Jeff Smith and Troy Flutie, BC should have no shortage of raw but talented dual-threat quarterbacks to run Addazio's offense over the next few seasons.
Welcome to the Heights, Anthony!