January 8, 2012

Virginia receiver will visit soon

Boston College appears to be making the state of Virginia a high priority in their recruiting efforts in 2013. It's a good year for that, as Virginia is home to a ton of junior talent right now.

Just one of the juniors hearing from the Eagles is North Stafford (Va.) wide receiver Brandon Ravenel.

At 6-foot and 170-pounds, Ravenel isn't the biggest player on any field he steps onto but he has a great skill set and makes good plays on the ball. Schools are taking notice.

"I've got some letters from Boston College," Ravenel told EagleAction over the weekend. "They invited us up to the junior day on the 28th of this month."

Unfortunately for BC, Ravenel had already made plans to visit East Carolina on that day. The Pirates will host Ravenel then but BC should host him later.

"Boston College is a trip I'll plan on taking later," he noted. "I'll be corresponding with them. They're just telling me to plan a day and they'll make it work for us."

It's early and Ravenel admits that he doesn't know too much about the Eagles yet.

"I just know what they've told me so far. I had a nephew that played basketball there for two years before he recently transferred to Ohio State.

"I talked to him about the area but he wasn't that in tune with the football program because he was playing basketball."

Evan Ravenel was his nephew and now that he's no longer at BC that probably won't be a factor in his decision.

For now three schools currently have a slight edge on BC, though a visit later could change that.

"I would say I'm really interested in UVa, James Madison and probably East Carolina," he said.

"UVa came by the school on Tuesday, I think. They were there getting highlight film to take back to the coaches. They're going to sit down and go over everything and then make their decision."

This past fall Ravenel hauled in 60 receptions for 1,087 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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