ACC fall recruiting capsules

Updated: August 23, 2013, 11:26 AM ET
By Corey Dowlar and Jared Shanker | ESPN.com

With another season about to start, and less than six months until signing day, here's a look at how the ACC is faring on the recruiting trail.

Boston College Eagles

Who they have: Who they have: The Eagles were an afterthought on the recruiting trail the past few years, even in their own region. But Steve Addazio has a lit a fire under the program with the "Be a dude" motto. He got the ball rolling with a pivotal piece in three-star RB Marcus Outlow. Outlow had several big-time suitors -- and still does -- but remains solid to BC. The in-state talent is coming back to BC, too, as four-star ILB Connor Strachan and three-star OT James Hendren are on board. Addazio has his dual-threat quarterback of the future, landing a commitment from Darius Wade out of Delaware. The Eagles are recruiting very well in the Mid-Atlantic, which is a key ground for BC. Addazio even dipped into North Carolina for Harold Landry, a four-star prospect with some big-time offers. The Flutie legacy lives on at BC as Troy Flutie committed in June. He is the son of Darren and nephew of Doug Flutie.

Who they want: Probably a long shot, but ESPN 300 DL Thomas Holley is interested in BC and has not ruled any programs out. He visited BC and liked his visit. New Jersey has been kind to the Eagles in the past, and BC was one of the first offers for four-star DE Kurt Holuba. In-state safety Lubern Figaro is a key target and would be another big addition for Addazio.

Storyline: This program is clearly heading in a completely different direction than it was under Frank Spaziani, and if Addazio can just get BC bowl eligible, the Eagles could be set up for an even stronger 2015 class.

Bold prediction: Unless Boston College has a historically bad season, don't expect too many commitments to jump ship due to a poor season.


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Jared Shanker

Florida State/ACC reporter