Boston College continues to get it done in recruiting. Seriously, they’re reeling in players pretty much every week. The latest one – running back Richard Wilson.
Wilson, out of Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day School, is not a widely recruited player. Rivals.com considers Wilson to be a two-star prospect, but he’s not ranked by any of the other major recruiting services. But Boston College hasn’t been a school to rake in blue chip prospects. What’s important for the Eagles is to trust the eye for talent of Steve Addazio and his staff. And they got a chance to see Wilson in person when he camped in Chestnut Hill in June.
One of the biggest draws to Boston College for Wilson was its academic prowess.
“I would say what made me want to be an Eagle was that it is a prestigious school, they’re great with academics, and if I don’t make the NFL, I’ll have a great job to fall back on,” Wilson told Scout.com. “I can get my masters from B.C. and they also have a well-put-together football team and a great coaching staff.”
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound prospect is a thick running back who looks to have the capability of being a good player for the Eagles. Wilson said he received interest from bigger schools like Michigan and Stanford, but his only offers came from smaller schools like Ball State and Central Michigan. Wilson commits to a class that has 21 total commitments and one other running back, Marcus Outlow.
Check out Wilson’s highlights below.