November 30, 2011

Eagles land first commitment of 2013

Boston College has picked up their first commitment from the Class of 2013. Tight end Andrew Isaacs called Frank Spaziani and Mike Siravo today to let them know that he'll be attending Boston College.

While he won't be signing for more than a year, Isaacs is confident that he knows where he wants to be. In spite of a verbal offer from UConn, Isaacs is excited to already think of himself as an Eagle.

"I committed to BC a couple of hours ago," Isaacs told EagleAction at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

All the interest the coaches showed had a big impact on Isaacs.

"They were the first school to reach out to me to see how my season is going. Even after my sophomore year they were the first to offer me and the first to show interest," he explained.

"I was up there this summer a lot, talking to a lot of the coaches, meeting with people and a lot of the players. I talked to my aunt (his legal guardian) and she doesn't have a problem with it so I decided I was ready."

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound tight end from Manchester, Connecticut attended BC's games against Florida State and Northwestern this year. While the Eagles didn't win those games Isaacs has high hopes for the future.

"From what I saw they can definitely get better," he noted.

"They get the tight end involved. I feel like they can get the ball in my hands so I can make plays."

Isaacs describes himself as a good blocker that will catch balls thrown his way. He admits he wants to work on his speed over the next year but is confident that he will continue to improve in that area. He's widely regarded as one of the top tight ends on the east coast from 2013.

"I called Coach Siravo and told him and then I was on the phone with Coach Spaz and I let him know. They were excited. They were real excited," he said.

Manchester's head coach has stayed in contact with the BC staff and had made it clear that Isaacs was extremely high on the Eagles, so the decision probably didn't come as a huge surprise. Nonetheless, it's great to start the next recruiting class early with such a quality pickup. It's the kind of commitment that can generate some early momentum with other recruits in the region.

BC's conference affiliation also factored into Isaacs' decision.

"Just weighing the offers I was leaning more towards the ACC," he said. "With all that's happening with the Big East, the ACC is just more competitive from what I know."

Isaacs said Manchester had a disappointing season but he did well individually. They had a young team and should be improved in 2012. With his decision out of the way Isaacs can help the BC staff start recruiting other prospects and he can devote the next year to enjoying the high school experience.


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