Three Boston College players announce intentions to transfer

It did not take long for turnover to begin on the Boston College roster.

On the heels of its worst season since 2012, three offensive skill players announced their intentions to transfer: running backs Marcus Outlow and Jordan Gowins, and running back/receiver Sherman Alston.

Outlow finished third among running backs with 53 carries for 241 yards and a touchdown, but had just nine carries over the last six games. He told The Norwich Bulletin he didn't feel he got a fair shake in the offense. Outlow told the newspaper: "I was just not given the opportunity that I was told I would receive."

He added: "I know it’s a business and I am thankful they gave me the opportunity. It was a shame that it didn’t work out, but I was shown a lot of love. I learned a lot, matured a lot, and really grew up, so these two years were not a waste."

Alston never really built off his solid freshman season and had little impact on the offense in 2015, finishing with 77 yards receiving and 36 yards rushing. Gowins had 15 carries for 43 yards.

After season-ending injuries to quarterback Darius Wade and running back Jon Hilliman, the BC offense cratered. The Eagles are working on getting medical redshirts for both players. Regardless of whether those are granted, the Eagles will still return their top three backs from this season in Hilliman, Tyler Rouse and Myles Willis.