Everything you need to know and what actually matters about the 2019 Boston College Eagle recruiting class.
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Boston College doesn’t get the top talents, and it’s always trying to make the most out of the players that fit the system. And yet it all seems to work out. This class isn’t going to challenge Clemson and Florida State for the top spot, but there are some nice gets to add more depth.
Head coach Steve Addazio keeps adding bulk offense to the mix. Last year’s class came up with a few quarterbacks, and this one added two more, with Sam Johnson out of Michigan the best prospect of the four over the last two recruiting seasons.
Someone has to give AJ Dillon a little help, and likely replace him after next year. Patrick Garwo is smallish quick back who might just be the team’s best signing. 160-pound Bryce Sebastian could bring even more flash.
But the O need more for the playmaking receivers. The coaching staff signed on two, stealing Zay Flowers out of Florida away from Scott Frost and Nebraska. Between the backs and the receivers, the theme was speed and quickness.
If Garwo isn’t the best player in the class, it’s 6-7, 315-pound Jack Conley was a big steal away from Rutgers. Expect him to be a future fixture at one of the offensive tackle spots.
Last year’s class was loaded at linebacker with five players signed on. This year, there was only one. Next year will be more about bulking up the defensive front.
Addazio got two defensive tackles, but they’re going to need a lot of time. Both Mike Ciaffoni and Izaiah Henderson need to add at least 20 pounds.
With no defensive ends signed last year, the pressure is on the three coming in. Jackson Ness out of Columbus, Ohio is the best of the lot, picking BC over Northwestern and Purdue.
It’s all about scheme and development with this class, but Addazio has never been afraid to get young players on the field as soon as possible. Watch out for the skill guys to play a role fast.