QB James Walsh drops Ohio for BC

New head coach Steve Addazio and Boston College lured dual-threat quarterback James Walsh (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman) away from Ohio, multiple sources report.

Walsh, a three-star prospect who originally picked the Bobcats in June, also received scholarship offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Central Michigan and Toledo. Cincinnati showed interest.

ESPN writes in its scouting evaluation: "Walsh is a very productive dual-threat quarterback who primarily moves the ball with his arm but is a very capable runner, showing the quickness and playing speed to rip off big chunks of yardage when executing the zone read play or forced to scramble out of the pocket."

Additionally, ESPN's scouts are not surprised that Walsh is headed for a major conference, "This guy is a tough competitor... has the qualities we look for when evaluating quarterbacks; with time to develop his skills we see BCS potential."

The Eagles now have 15 pledges for 2013. Their top verbal is from another quarterback, three-star pocket-passer Tim Boyle (Middletown, Conn./Xavier)