November 15, 2007

The curse of the four-star

The Curse of the four-star recruit has once again resurfaced! Corey Eason has left the team before even completing a season in Chestnut Hill. Before even playing a down of football. I have followed BC recruiting very closely since the big year of 1999 when Boston College signed William Green, Augie Hoffman and Keith Leavitt. That was my sophomore year at Boston College. The following article analyzes the four star "curse" that BC has suffered from since 1999.

At the end of each yearly breakdown, the success rate will be graded. First, overall. This is an assessment of the players at least becoming legitimate starters and finishing up at Boston College on a positive note (i.e. exhausting eligibility, becoming drafted, etc.). Secondly, graded on living up to four star status. This grades whether they became a star or not at Boston College.

1999: William Green, Augie Hoffman, and Keith Leavitt.

This was a good year. Green was a BEAST. The most explosive running back to ever grace Alumni Stadium for Boston College. Unfortunately he left early for the NFL draft after his junior season, but that is what happens to guys with that type of talent.

Hoffman was a very good offensive guard. However, may not have quite lived up to four star status with how spoiled Boston College fans were/are with offensive lineman, but a very good player nonetheless.

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