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Boston College Football Recruiting: WR Frank Darby, A Possible Late 2016 Target?

Could BC close on a last minute recruit from NJ

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Boston College rarely gets commits this late in the game, and if they do they usually are walk ons, or preferred walk ons. But according to reports, and my source at BC, WR Frank Darby from Jersey City, New Jersey could buck that trend.

Darby a 2* WR, was previously committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes, but for what appears to be academic reasons, never signed his national letter of intent. However, he has now qualified academically, and would not need to attend prep school to raise his GPA. Darby is on BC's radar according to my source, something that appears to be mutual.

His Head Coach Robert Hampton told NJ.com that Rutgers seems to be the favorite:

"Obviously, Rutgers is in a good place. It's right around here and (Chris) Ash is a good recruiter. BC and Campanile are strong. Arizona state because, initially, his whole idea was to get outside of New Jersey. But things have changed now, so its gonna be interesting. He's in a good mood. This has never happened to him before because, like I said, he jumped right on the Iowa thing right away and didn't wanna talk to anybody else," said Hampton. "But he learned a valuable lesson in life about, hey, sometimes you've gotta wait and see how things happen. And also, I don't think Iowa is done with him."

Darby, who has offers from Pittsburgh, Iowa, Rutgers, Syracuse, and UMass still plans on visiting Boston College. Could his relationship with DB coach Anthony Campanile be a factor that sways him to Chestnut Hill? We will have to see.