Manchester (Conn.)'s Issacs commits to BC

ESPN's Roger Brown is reporting that (Manchester) junior tight end Andrew Issacs has verbally committed to Boston College for the fall of 2013.

Isaacs, who will turn 17 in December, is the first commit for the Eagles' 2013 recruiting class. His only other offer was from in-state UConn.

“Me and my coach were talking about that [a possible coaching change], but anywhere you go a coaching change can happen,” Isaacs told Brown. “It's the nature of the business. What I know is the coaches are there right now.”

Brown has more on Isaacs' commitment, on ESPN's East Recruiting blog:

In addition to attending BC's camp last summer, Isaacs went to two BC games and two practices this year. He said he felt so comfortable with the school and the football program that there was no need to wait and see what other offers he might attract.

“I know they had a rough season, but I love the type of team they have,” Isaacs said. “I like the intensity of practice, the intensity of coaching. It's a learning process and they're gonna get better.”

Another thing that worked in BC's favor is the fact that Isaacs used to live in Dorchester, Mass., a Boston suburb, and still has close friends in that area.

“A lot of my teammates asked me why I did this so early,” Isaacs said. “I just really like the school. I want to go there. I talked it over with my dad and he said, 'If it's for you, do it.'

“It's exciting and in a way kind of a relief. I'm hoping that when I'm there they'll be better, and that I can help make them better.”