I was surprised when my Dad pointed me to an article in the Inquirer which focuses on BC's move to the ACC from a football perspective. It should be an interesting year for all college football fans, especially BC/ACC people. As noted in other articles around the internets, BC's move to the ACC has helped recruiting a bit:
Even though BC's schedule is expected to be more demanding, Jerry Petercuskie, the Eagles' assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator, said the move to the ACC offers the school a stronger pool of talent.
"It's opened up some of the mid-Atlantic states to us," said Petercuskie, an assistant at Virginia in 1995 and '96. "We've had a great influx of inquiries from the mid-Atlantic states. It's been nothing but a positive thing for us. Even in Texas, it's been positive. We recruit the Dallas-Forth Worth area, and it's picked up."
Petercuskie said BC has already attracted recruits he believes would have gone elsewhere if not for the switch to the ACC, while maintaining a strong presence in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Several of BC's key players, including potential all-American Brian Toal, a sophomore linebacker from Don Bosco Prep, are from North Jersey.
Nice little piece. Ray Parillo looks at BC as FSU's prime competition for the Atlantic division. Mark September 17th on your calender when FSU plays in Chestnut Hill on ABC or ESPN. I'll be there.