Talented wide receiver Ben Glines is the latest in a long list of St. Xavier-to-Boston College recruits. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound receiver from Cincinnati has signed on the dotted line and joins guys like Luke Kuechly, Steve Daniels and Sean Duggan as Bombers-turned-Eagles.
Glines is an interesting prospect because he doesn't seem to have the size of a running back, but looks like a great fit for BC's system as a wide receiver. He runs solid routes, has good hands and is the quintessential slot receiver. Glines doesn't have breakaway speed or size, but does possess all the other tools you would want in a quality receiver.
If BC wants to continue to run the spread, they're going to need multiple slot receivers and it would be helpful to have someone with a little more size than Sherm Allston. This is where Glines fits in perfectly. He looks like he could probably start right away, especially with the lack of depth at the wide receiver position. He played against tough talent at St. Xavier so learning the speed of the college game won't be as much of a stretch as it would be for someone who came from, say, Massachusetts or Connecticut. I'd expect him to jump in right away and make the two deep at some point during the season.
Here are Glines' highlights via HUDL:
Here is how Glines rates among the various recruiting services:
- Rivals: Three stars, 48th best Ohio recruit
- Scout: Three stars, 104th best wide receiver
- 247Sports: Three stars, rated an 84, 86th best wide receiver, 48th best Ohio recruit
- ESPN: Three stars, 71th best wide receiver, 26th best Ohio recruit