National Signing Day recap: Boston College, UConn football recruiting

Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

The Eagles didn't have a great day, but the Huskies came out winners.

It wasn't the best National Signing Day in Boston College history.

After the flurry of action Wednesday, the Eagles came away with the worst-ranked class in the ACC. New head coach Steve Addazio honored all 17 previous commitments from the Class of 2013 who did so under former head coach Frank Spaziani.

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BC Interruption said, regarding Addazio: "While not taking anything away from this year's class, you got the sense that he realizes that this year's recruiting class may look a bit underwhelming on paper."

One of the gems, writes BC Interruption's A.J. Black, is defensive tackle Tevin Montgomery:

An absolute stud at defensive tackle, Montgomery has the size and ability to contribute immediately at a position that BC doesn't have much depth at. If he grasps Don Brown's scheme's quickly I would look for him to be on the two deep quickly.

Black is also excited about Matt Patchan, a former five-star lineman who transferred from Florida. Patchan had spent more time injured than healthy with the Gators, but the Eagles are receiving a bonafide stud if he can stay on the football field.

Here's the full list of Boston College commitments.

As for UConn -- which earned the commitment of quarterback Tom Boyle, who was committed to B.C. -- the Huskies' Class of 2013 "has been rated as one of UConn's strongest ever," according to the Associated Press.

The Huskies signed 22 players on Wednesday, including five in-state players and a pair of quarterbacks, including Boyle.

One big loss for the Huskies was 6'6 quarterback Richard Lagow out of Plano, Texas. Lagow verbally committed to the team previously, but he did not attend signing day, per The UConn Blog:

Although Pasqulaoni isn't allowed to address unsigned recruits by name, he not-so-subtly discussed Lagow, who we've been keeping our eye on all day, and it sure doesn't sound like Lagow will be a Husky. Pasqulaoni said he likely wouldn't know anything definitive until tomorrow, but he was very clear that UConn's goal for this year was to sign two quarterbacks and they were happy with Boyle and surprise addition Kivon Taylor.

Here is the full list of UConn's signed recruits, courtesy of The UConn Blog.

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