BC signs 16-player recruiting class

NEWTON, Mass. -- Boston College head coach Frank Spaziani announced a 16-player Class of 2016 on Wednesday in a news conference at the Yawkey Center.

“Obviously it’s an important day for college football teams,” Spaziani said. “Significant. And you’ll find out in four or five years how important it was and how good it was. We’re excited today about our signees.”

There are eight offensive players and seven defensive players in the haul.

“There are few things that excite the fan base more than thinking about a blue-chip recruiting class and how it’s going to affect your football program,” he said. “And I can tell you this, we’re very excited about the 16 that we’ve signed. This is our third year of being in the program, having the full cycle of recruiting and evaluating and bringing young men in.”

According to the ESPN recruiting rankings, the Eagles’ class includes one four-star and seven three-star recruits. BC did not sign a player ranked in the ESPNU 150.

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