Steve Addazio was appointed as Boston College’s head football coach last weekend. Now settled in at The Heights, it is up to the native New Englander to bring back a sense of accomplishment and success to a football program that has fallen well below previous standards.
Attract the best to BC
In an effort to resuscitate BC football, Addazio has already started making moves on recruits previously untapped by BC’s former head coach, Frank Spaziani.
Top ranked, dual-threat quarterback Asiantii Woulard expressed medium interest in Boston College after Addazio’s hiring last week. Scoring one of the best quarterbacks in the nation would certainly make a splash.
Fred Coppet, a 3-star RB who played at the revered St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Fort Lauderdale, FL, expressed high interest for BC. The explosive back, ranked as the 49th best RB in the country per Scouts.com, would fit nicely in Addazio’s system.
As recruits flock in from across the country, remember that Addazio recruited NFL wide receiver Aaron Hernandez—his keen eye for talent will be much appreciated in the coming months. Recruiting agencies are not always accountable or reliable, and BC is known for discovering grossly underrated prospects.
Although 3-star kicker Michael Geiger decommitted from BC last week for Michigan State and verbal commit RB LeShun Daniels visited Iowa over the weekend, Addazio is looking to bring in a special breed of talented runners and smash-mouth defenders that characterize his brand of football.
Retain an important commit
3-Star WR commit Charlie Callinan (St. Peter’s Prep, Jersey City, NJ) informed Gavel Media that he is visiting Addazio and newly appointed Offensive Coordinator Ryan Day on Saturday.
Addazio will do everything in his power to sell his brand of football to the physical NJ recruit, although Callinan’s preferences may not mesh with Addazio’s style.
“I had a lot of questions about it. I want to talk to him about it this weekend…he wants to balance last year’s heavy pass game with a good rush game and that’s something I can understand.”
Callinan is receiving looks from Rutgers, whose entrance to the Big Ten might give the 6-4, 210 pound incentive to back out from his commitment with Boston College.
When asked whether or not Addazio’s philosophy would be a turning point in his final decision, Callinan affirmed, “I’m not making any decisions on that yet until I meet with him.”