Recently, Mike McGlinchey, an offensive line recruit, committed to Notre Dame. Boston College fans hate Notre Dame, so it came as no surprise that BC fans were unhappy with McGlinchey's choice. But they were really angry about this specific recruit because McGlinchey is the cousin of Eagles great Matt Ryan. BC, the school that used to be offensive line U, is losing out on Matt Ryan's blue-chip, offensive line cousin? That stings. And the sting is what A.J. Black of BC Interruption wrote about Wednesday.â†µ
But should the Eagles really expect to win recruiting battles for a kid with offers from Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin? Absolutely not. BC's tradition and commitment to football doesn't touch most of those programs.
But as Black points out, the Eagles shouldn't be losing recruits to Northeastern, either. BC needs to make a lot of changes if it expects to get back to the standard of making a bowl in most years. That starts with getting better on the recruiting trail.â†µ