4-star RB Josh Haden has officially given his verbal to BC, arguably the biggest recruiting coup in the school's history (Brian Toal was a higher-rated recruit, but had a brother already on the team and came from a school and state that are both strong BC pipelines). In addition to national champs Florida, where Haden's older brother will be beginning his collegiate career this fall, BC beat out schools like Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio State, Penn State, and Virginia Tech as well as hometown school Maryland for his verbal. Haden will graduate high school early, join the team in time for spring ball in 2008, and is likely to see significant playing time, possibly even start, as a true freshman in the fall of '08.
The consequences of this cannot be overstated. Jags has announced, loud and clear, that BC is back as a player on the national recruiting scene. With one high-profile domino having fallen, who will be next?? 4-star LB Brendan Beal?? Virginian EJ Manuel, the #2 QB in the country who listed BC's coaching staff as the most impressive on he met with at a combine a few weeks ago?? Manuel's close friend, 5-star WR Deion Walker?? Or Haden's high school teammate, the 37th-ranked recruit in the country according to Rivals, WR/DB/RB Lamaar Thomas??
Either way, an already exciting era in BC football just got much more exciting. Congratulations and welcome to BC, Josh.
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