Two New Commits
Good news for BC fans yesterday as the 2008 recruiting class doubled in size with the verbals of two new recruits, including probably the class' best prospect to date. First up was sleeper prospect Christian Klein of Montvale, NJ, a high school TE/DE whose ultimate position at BC is unclear. His 40 time of 4.85 seconds at only 6'3/235 lbs is somewhat concerning, and he may end up bulking up and playing center. Unless Klein significantly bulks up or drops his 40 time, my feeling is that he ends up at fullback.
The bigger news came later in the day when Klein's teammate, highly-touted OT Patrick Neumann, gave BC his verbal. Klein, one of BC's top offensive line targets, picked BC over an offer from FSU and with several other top programs, including Miami and Louisville, getting ready to offer. Neumann is an excellent prospect, likely to be rated as a high 3-star recruit, and will continue BC's tradition of quality offensive linemen.
The new recruits' high school, St. Joe's in Montvale, is also the alma mater of former Eagles Vinny Ciurciu and Augie Hoffman; New Jersey's Catholic schools are stocked with football talent and have provided BC with a great deal of talent over the years; we got away from recruiting New Jersey somewhat in the latter years of the Tom O'Brien area, so it's good to see those pipelines up and running again.
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