You are here: Home > > About Faith

Boston College? Im feeling it!

I just got back to Chicago yesterday and one of the first things my high school coach has me do is give a call to probably the school that has been recruiting me the hardest out of the 29 other schools that have already extended scholarship offers to me.

Usually I am a bit iffy about spending 20 minutes of my day talking to college coaches only because I know they will always be around to pitch their recruiting lines to me. However giving a call to any of the BC coaches is not a problem for me at all.

I’ve come to develop a pretty close and healthy relationship with many of the coaches from Boston College, especially Coach Devine (offensive line coach) and coach Comissiong (defensive line). At first I’ll have to admit i was a bit skeptical about BC because coach Devine approached and just started throwing question after question after question at me during our first phone calls. Some of his questions made me stop and think (actually all of his questions made me think), “what in the world does this question have to do with football?”

In fact, one of his most memorable questions to me was “If you could talk to any member of your family who has passed away already, who would it be and what would you talk about?” If you want to know the answer to that question, you can email/call/text me personally and I would be happy to tell you. But you could imagine what was going through my head at this point whenever BC got brought up in conversation. I

It was not until later on that I began to take BC seriously, partially because Coach Devine and other BC coaches came by the school periodically to watch me during basketball practices. And thanks to a few fun phone calls with coach Comissiong, I’ve began to feel closer to the BC coaching staff as a whole.

Needless to say, BC would be considered one of my top college choices right now. The positives are endless at this point; great coaching staff, good football program, closer to home, great relationship with my defensive line coach already, they are trusted by my high school coach, and they have produced some pretty rare talent (B.J. Raji) Its just a matter of time before I solidify my opinion of BC after taking an official visit out to see what it’s really like out there.

I’d appreciate if you guys could comment and tell me what you think of Boston College as a choice for me. The more info I have, the easier life will be for me, thanks!

  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit
  • Twitter
  • RSS

16 Responses to “Boston College? Im feeling it!”

  1. Bauer says:

    How come Rich and Reg have nicknames but I don’t? Haha

  2. Jeremy says:

    Going to BC was the best decision I’ve made in life — excellent academics, great city, amazing community. Plus, our D isn’t too shabby. Obviously, we’d be honored to have the next BJ Raji (or Mattias Kiwanuka) join us in 2012. Best of luck w the decision and w your senior year.

    p.s. your blog’s a great idea. please keep it going.

  3. JR says:

    bc needs you more than just about any school on your list. they have developed players with less talent than you into NFL defensive linemen (raji, kiwanuka). its as good of a school as youll find in FBS, and youd be a stud from day 1. think about it bro!

  4. BSC says:

    Best 4 years of my life and I’d go back in a heartbeat. Amazing campus, great city, great education… a real family…

  5. nyceagle says:

    Hello Faith!

    This blog is just making the BC rounds now. Its great to read some personal insight into the recruiting thought process from a highly articulate/honest perspective. So, yes, come to BC! I’m also surprised that you haven’t mentioned BC’s academics in your blog. BC has an excellent academic reputation and carries an incredibly strong network throughout New York City and Boston. On the football side, we also have a better overall NFL tradition than Stanford or Northwestern (John Elway notwithstanding) Best of luck with your decision!

  6. BCMike says:

    Faith–we’d love to have you at BC! Enjoy your senior year and make the most of it!

  7. John Watkins says:

    Boston College is an excellent school with a beautiful campus. And although BC has an excellent football program, that is secondary. The education you would receive at Boston College is second to none. Many consider it to be an ivy league school that just happens to play in the ACC. A degree from Boston College can take you anywhere you want to go in life. The resources made available to you, through alumni relations can help you in any career, or area of study that you wish. Just ask another Illinois guy in Anthony Castanzo.

    Best of luck to you, Faith!

  8. Mike says:

    Great academic school. Good location thats easy to get around. Ability to make an early impact on the D-Line! Great sports town in general. Football program has stabilized with Spaz & Co. ACC seems to be one of the only stable conferences out there.

  9. Geoff says:

    Faith, good luck in your pursuit of a college/university. Remember that BC produces NFL talent, educates its players and graduates them better than almost everyone else, and there is not a more fun, exciting, or cosmopolitan town in the US to play football.
    Your blog is enlightening and it’s nice to see our recruiters are searching for well-rounded football players, not just a football player.
    Lastly, think of this team and it’s run defense, #1 in the country last year. Be a part of that.
    Good luck and do what is best for you. Remember, after the NFL, what you learned in college is how you will make your living.
    Go Eagles.

  10. joe says:

    Hey, I think BC is a fantastic school for you to go play at. Like you said it has the full package. Go to BC!

  11. Jason says:

    I am a BC grad, so this is biased.

    The football team tends to have high quality guys and a large percentage of “under the radar” guys become all ACC or go pro. I think that has a lot to do with the coaching, culture and expectations. They win year in and year out so you likely won’t go through horrible losing experiences. I think the talent level of the last few classes has been pretty high so they can be really good the next few years. Plus, the education is a good fall back.

    As for the school, beautiful campus. Great medium size (no way you know everyone in your class when you graduate, but you will know a lot of people). People differ (at every school), but on the whole I found the people smart and fun. It won’t be hard to find friends you can count on. I liked the lack of frats. When I visited frat schools, I could tell which frat they were in by how they dressed or acted. I liked having multiple groups of friends depending on my mood or what was happening. My best friends for life are from there. Way more of a drinking school than anything harder core (I never saw anything harder than pot). The campus is walkable and gorgeous. Stadium is on campus. City is nearby with lots going on and lots of other schools to visit if you meet people so it doesn’t get “small” like I hear a lot of small town colleges do.

    Hope this helps and hope you end up there!

  12. Chris says:

    If you want the total package, you will choose BC. Sounds corny, but it’s true. Not only will you be part of a football family, you will be part of a tight knit community that is going to help you succeed wherever you choose to go in life. If you play well, you WILL go to the NFL. If you choose a different path, you will be well prepared. BC really is a special place, and all you have to do is talk to former graduates to understand that.

  13. BC Eagle says:

    Hey Faith, great blog!

    I committed to BC last February. It is a great school as i’m sure you know. If you have any questions or want to have some insight in why I committed, let me know! Go Eagles! And good luck and enjoy you decision making process.

  14. Chuck Rozycki says:

    My daughter is a graduate of Lake Forest H.S. and Boston College. She too was an athlete (co-captain field hockey) as was her future husband. The school’s culture was perfect and she received a great education allowing her to get a masters from Columbia University in N.Y. As you can see I am very proud as your dad would be if you attended B.C.

  15. Mikey says:

    Boston College is a terrific school, especially for kids with a good head on their shoulders like yourself. If you look at their football team compared to others, one thing that stands out is the character of their players. Guys like Herzlich, Kiwanuka, Kuechly, Matt Ryan, Castonzo, M. Harris. BC will also give you opportunities on and off the playing field. They prepare their players for both the NFL and not the NFL, a rarity in big-time college athletics. I’d choose BC or Northwestern if I were you. BC is having an off-year this year, but they’re young and that should change. Best of luck.

Leave a Reply