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Football Recruiting 2007-08

Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:41am
By: Accsports Staff

Coach: Jeff Jagodzinski

2008 Boston College Signees:

Recent Recruiting Rankings (By Rivals.com): No. 43, No. 24, No. 24, No. 49, No. 37 under Tom O’ Brien from 2002-06; No. 46 under Jagodzinski in 2007.

Consensus 2008 Prep All-Americans: FL OL Mike Goodman, MD RB Josh Haden, MD DB Okechukwu Okoroha.

Interesting Story: Quarterback signee Codi Boek began his college career at Idaho State, but he returned to his hometown of Sacramento this past summer after his father was diagnosed with stage-four cancer. After spending the 2007 season at American River College in Sacramento and taking care of his dad, Boek committed to BC in October. He will have three years of eligibility for the Eagles, starting with the 2008 season.

Top 2008 Recruiters: Wide receivers coach Ryan Day helped the Eagles secure commitments from four-star prospects Josh Haden and Okechukwu Okoroha from the D.C. area, plus four-star offensive lineman Mike Goodman from Miami. Day also served as the lead recruiter for BC commitments Justin Tuggle of Georgia, Stephen Atkinson of Fort Lauderdale and Max Holloway of Tampa. Special teams/tight ends coach Don Yanowski, who recruits Texas and Illinois for the Eagles, served as the lead recruiter for BC commitments Nick Clancy and Emmett Cleary from suburban Chicago, plus multiple talented prospects from the Lone Star State, including Ugo Ukpara, Clyde Lee and Donte Elliott.

States Represented (13): California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia.

Academic Worries: none.

Key Misses: PA LB Brendan Beal (Florida), NY ATH Averin Collier (Syracuse), NY LB Latavius Murray (Central Florida), IL DE Nicholas Plato (Kansas), TX RB Terrence Robinson (Michigan), TX RB Shane Turner (Rice), PA TE Quentin Williams (Northwestern), VA RB Ryan Williams (Virginia Tech), AZ RB Jamal Womble (North Carolina).

Quotable Quote: "When we profiled our kids going into this recruiting season, we went with the same formula. We want smart, tough guys. It’s amazing how many times you go into the school and see the same look in those guys’ eyes. I tell our coaches, ‘That’s our type of guy. That’s the guy we want.’ And we got most of them."
— Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski

BC Football Recruiting Articles (Links):

Codi Boek commits — Sacramento Bee

Codi Boek "father" story — Sacramento Bee

Nick Clancy article — Suburban Chicago News

Boston College signs "29 smart, tough guys" — BleacherReport.com

Recruiting Notebook: Emmett Clearly evaluation — Chicago Sun-Times

BC class stocked with running backs — Boston Herald

Josh Haden commitment article — Washington Post

Josh Haden commitment feature — Gaithersburg Gazette

Nick Halloran commitment article — Boston Herald

"Star Performer" feature Montel Harris — Jacksonville First Coast News

Chris Hayden-Martin feature — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"Eagles Hatched" recruiting feature — Boston Herald

Isaac Johnson game story/video highlights — Boston Globe

Jerry Kelly signing feature — Fairmont Times-West Virginian

Christian Klein scouting report — ESPN.com

Colin Larmond signing feature — Morristown Daily Record

Dominick LeGrande "Player of the Year" feature — New York Daily News

Dominick LeGrande feature — New York Daily News

Okechukwu Okoroha article — Washington Post

Houston Recruiting report: Ugo Ukpara news — TexasFootball.com

Chris Pantale commitment feature — North Jersey Record

Kaleb Ramey signing article — Uniontown Herald Standard

Eric Reynolds feature — Philadelphia Inquirer

Justin Tuggle signing feature — Atlanta Journal-Constitution