June 28, 2009

RB joins 2010 class

The new Boston College offense will still feature slashing running backs like Josh Haden and sneaky power backs like Montel Harris, but down the line head coach Frank Spaziani wants to get back to old school BC football with big backs. That's why BC went so hard after their latest commitment.

"I committed to Boston College yesterday," said 5-foot-11, 202-pound running back Andre Williams from Allentown (Pa.) Parkland Senior. "I wanted a school that would give me a prestigious degree after four years as well as an opportunity to play at a high level of football. Once I got the offers from BC and Vanderbilt, I knew I each offered what I wanted. But when I visited BC, I really liked it and the coaches and felt comfortable."

Williams, who rushed for around 900 yards as a junior after taking over as the starting tailback in game three, was recruited by Jeff Comissiong and hit it off with running backs coach Ben Sirmans.

"They are both good guys," he said. "And BC is a great school. I love the academics and the chance to be the only running back in this class."

Williams, who played at Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison (highest classification in the state) his first two years of high school, is a bit of a hidden gem in recruiting.

"Moving from Georgia to Pennsylvania, I kind of got lost in the shuffle I guess," he said. "But I got the offer I wanted and feel at home at BC and am excited about playing there. I'm done with the process, I'm happy to be committed."





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