Boston College football has placed another wide receiver in the NFL. This time, it's transfer wide receiver Shakim Phillips (according to his Twitter account):
Officially Signed to the Steel City, I want to thank the Steelers Organization for giving me this great opportunity pic.twitter.com/xfZEPLdWAE— Shakim Phillips (@ShakPhillips11) May 12, 2015
Phillips was originally recruited by Boston College in 2010, a 4* receiver who looked to be a great catch for the Eagles. However, he never clicked with Frank Spaziani and chose to transfer to Connecticut after his freshman season. He took off in his first year in Storrs, grabbing 32 catches for 399 yards and a touchdown. In 2013 he snagged another 28 catches for 406 yards and three TD's. After 2013 he chose to return to Boston College and play with the Eagles again, where he grabbed 13 catches for 282 catches and a career high 4 TD's.
Shakim ran a blazing 40, allegedly a sub 4.4, but was not drafted in the NFL draft and until today he was not signed. An interesting subplot is that he could be battling for playing time in Pittsburgh with fellow 2014 Boston College graduate Tyler Murphy. Murphy could be transitioning to wide receiver for the Steelers. Best of luck to Shakim in the Steel City.