Just one month after committing to Boston College, Marshfield High junior tight end Danny Dalton is putting himself back on the market, announcing tonight on his Twitter account that he is re-opening his recruitment.
I am officially reopening my recruitment. I will be de-committing from BC. I want to thank the staff for the opportunity & their effort.
— Danny Dalton (@danny_dalton22) March 31, 2015
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Dalton gave a verbal pledge to BC last month, the first in-state commitment for head coach Steve Addazio's 2016 recruiting class. UMass was the only other Division 1 offer for Dalton at that moment.
At the time, Dalton spoke like a kid locked strongly into a hard verbal pledge with the Eagles, telling ESPNBoston.com: "I knew that no matter how many other schools I visited, it was always going to come down to...I was always going to realize BC was the place for me. Even if I had offers from, you name the school, it was going to come back to Boston College because of everything they offered as far as education and athletics."
But the winds took a dramatic swing in another direction on March 3, when the University of Alabama extended an offer -- a move that few, if any, saw coming.
UConn, Penn State and Rutgers have also shown interest in Dalton to this point.
Dalton turned in a monster junior season in 2014 to earn ESPN Boston All-State honors, as the Rams cruised to a 45-6 victory over Longmeadow at Gillette Stadium to capture the MIAA Division 2 State Championship.
Offensively as a tight end, Dalton led the Rams in every major receiving category with 56 catches for 765 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Dalton lined up up primarily off the edge as an outside linebacker or defensive end, but also saw snaps at cornerback in rare sub packages. He recorded 49 tackles, four sacks and three interceptions.
There were many highlight reel-worthy moments this fall for Dalton, but none bigger than this spectacular one-handed snag in the state title game:
Here are Dalton's highlights below, courtesy of Hudl: