Class of 2008 ACC team recruiting needs

Originally Published: August 23, 2007
By Steve Muench | Scouts Inc.
Boston College
Running Back
L.V. Whitworth and Andre Callender have been productive if unspectacular, but their reign comes to an end this year. Without an heir apparent on the roster or highly-touted incoming freshman, this position clearly needs to be addressed. The Eagles are going from a man blocking scheme to a zone blocking scheme under new head coach Jeff Jagodzinski, so adding a back that reads his blocks well and makes crisp cuts should be the priority.
With DeJuan Tribble likely playing on Sundays next year and fellow starter sophomore Roderick Rollins struggling during the spring, the Eagles should be in the market for a blue chipper here. That's not the only problem either, as the departures of seniors Taji Morris and Sulaiman Sanni weaken depth.
Chris Crane has shown flashes of emerging as a quality starter when Matt Ryan moves on following the season. The problem is Crane is a junior, and there are concerns about who will take over for him in two years. Boston College has already signed Chris Johnson, and he has the skill set to eventually excel in new offensive coordinator Steve Logan's scheme, but he's also inconsistent. Signing another quarterback Logan feels he can mold makes sense as a result.

Steve Muench played four years of Division I-AA football before joining Scouts Inc. in 2002. He has evaluated both NFL and college players for Scouts Inc., but his current focus is on the NFL draft.