Natick High Class of 2014 quarterback Troy Flutie gave a verbal commitment to Boston College this afternoon, his father Darren confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.
Flutie's commitment was first reported by Rivals.com.
The 6-foot, 178-pound Flutie is one of the state's most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks, earning a spot on ESPN Boston's annual All-State Team last fall after a record-setting campaign in leading the Redhawks to the Division 2A Super Bowl title game. He completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,153 yards and 35 touchdowns to just eight interceptions, and on the ground he carried 167 times for 1,075 yards and 14 more scores.
He is also the nephew of 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, also a Natick alum, and his father Darren played receiver around the same time as well. His cousin, Billy Flutie, played wide receiver for the Eagles from 2006 to 2010.
On his own merit, Flutie impressed the coaching staff during a one-day camp on the Chestnut Hill campus last Sunday, running a 4.57-second 40-yard dash and demonstrating good athleticism. This afternoon, following the end of school, Troy visited BC's campus and received a scholarship offer from head coach Steve Addazio. He committed on the spot.
"It is BC, and now we have generations going here, but I can tell you it's a whole different feel," Darren said. "Coach Addazio is a whole different element. He made it very clear to Troy, 'I'm so glad you father, your uncle and your cousin came here; [but] I wouldn’t offer a scholarship to a kid unless I thought he could help us at BC, what I saw Sunday and what I saw on your film, you're a football player and you're gonna help us win games'.
"I thought it was neat that he clarified that. The legacy is cool, but Troy is Troy, and he's gotta earn it on his own. I'm just so proud of him."
Flutie becomes the sixth in-state pledge for Addazio's 2014 recruiting class, joining Millis offensive lineman Jon Baker, Doherty wide receiver/defensive back Isaac Yiadom, St. Sebastian's linebacker Connor Strachan, Dexter offensive lineman James Hendren and Roxbury Latin tight end/linebacker Kevin Cohee. Flutie will also be reunited with former teammate Liam Porter, an offensive lineman, upon his arrival to BC.
The plan is for Flutie to enter BC as an athlete position, which includes the possibility of seeing time at wide receiver. He had no other Division 1 offers at the time of his commitment today, though there had been varying amounts of interest from the local FBS and FCS programs.