According to reports on Twitter, Boston College football defensive end Harold Landry will be returning to the Heights for his senior season.
Boston College DE Harold Landry returning for senior season, source told @ESPN. Landry led country in sacks & forced fumbles. Huge for BC— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 9, 2017
Needless to say, this is absolutely gigantic news for the Boston College defense. Landry was being looked at a a potential first round NFL draft pick. As you can see from Brett McMurphy’s tweet, Landry led all of college football (all of college football) in sacks and forced fumbles.
Even without Landry, the BC defense looked like it would have the ability to reload for a third straight strong season, but this news really puts the Eagles in a position of strength on D for the upcoming year. Landry is a legitimate collegiate superstar who would potentially have been successful in the NFL even this season, so needless to say, this is fantastic news.
Like it or not, this also says very good things about Steve Addazio. Despite fan frustrations on certain aspects of his coaching, there can be no doubt that his players love him and have bought into his vision for the program. The fact that Landry is coming back to be coached by Addazio for his senior year says a lot about how the players feel about the future of the program.
We’re thrilled to have you back, Harold!