With the puzzling years of Spaz behind us all, there is a lot of hope on the Heights. Steve Addazio is finally beginning to reel in some talent to help revive BC’s football program.
The first commit, worthy of big buzz and excitement, is running back Marcus Outlow. Outlow, a three-star recruit, has nice size for a high school back at 6-foot-0 and nearly 200 lbs. The high school junior still has another season to hone his skills and put on some more size if necessary before bringing his talents to Chestnut Hill.
The Norwich, Connecticut native also possesses the kind of speed that will "wow" BC fans upon arrival. He already runs a 4.45 second 40 time and has great breakaway speed when running downfield. Outlow can hit the holes quick or get to the corner in a hurry before turning downfield.
He has great vision and sees openings all over the field, something that has been undoubtedly polished by his prowess in the kick return game. Outlow also doesn’t shy away from contact, embracing the first defender's hit.
There is a lot to look forward from Marcus Outlow and hopefully he can provide the excitement at the running back position that we’ve lacked since the departure of Montel Harris.
Along with Outlow, Coach Addazio has landed wide receiver Isaac Yiadom, another three-star recruit. He has a solid frame already at 6’1” and along with Outlow, still has another year in high school to add some size to his 170 lb frame before his arrival at Boston College.
The Worcester, Mass. product has put on quite a display so far in his high school career on both sides of the ball. He possesses great skills as a pass-catcher with great concentration and vision for the ball. Yiadom also plays safety, which helps him with his vision and timing when going up for a jump-ball.
While lining up to be a receiver at the college level, Yiadom’s physical play at safety will prepare him for the thumps he may take as a wide receiver at BC.
Yiadom has natural leaping abilities as well, going up to get the ball above his defenders, along with solid hands to secure the ball. He also has nice speed for the position, having run a 4.5 second 40 time.
With these two, Addazio has already begun to build the program back to where BC fans expect. Although current juniors and seniors won’t be able to see these two in action while undergrads, we’ll definitely be hearing their names called on TV.