• Boston College: Eagles fortify the offensive and defensive lines in what was another great week in recruiting
  • Opinion: Random thoughts on the week that was
  • Patriots: Patriots get creative in extending Chung and signing their rookie class
  • Addazio uses local ties to recruit Massachusetts and New England for Colorado State
  • High School: Milford quarterback Brady Olson commits to UMass
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Boston College: Eagles fortify the offensive and defensive lines in what was another great week in recruiting

The Boston College Football program picked up some key commitments along the offensive and defensive lines last week. Last weekend, Jeff Hafley and his staff landed IMG Academy offensive tackle Ilija Krajnovic. Krajnovic is 6-8 325. The Serbian product is raw but he has the physical tools necessary to develop into a terrific player who can make can impact. After my conversation with @CoachJeffHafley and @Coach_Applebaum of Boston College I…

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Opinion: Random thoughts on the week that was

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj For the first time since what feels like March, we’ve had a bit of a dead period this past week in terms of football news. As both college football and the NFL continue to try and navigate the pandemic and get athletes back into buildings to safely begin working out with teammates, here’s a few random thoughts on the world of football as we head into June:…

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Patriots: Patriots get creative in extending Chung and signing their rookie class

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj While we all wait for some actual football practices to break down and analyze in (hopefully) a couple months, the Patriots continued to tie up loose ends on the offseason. Not only did Bill Belichick finish signing his entire draft class with the final piece of the puzzle coming in the form of Kyle Dugger, but apparently BB talked safety Patrick Chung out of retirement to extend…

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Addazio uses local ties to recruit Massachusetts and New England for Colorado State

Former Boston College and current Colorado State head football coach Steve Addazio is using his New England connections to recruit talent for his new program. Addazio extended offers last week to three prospects in Massachusetts. Quarterback Ayden Pereira of Central Catholic (2022), defensive tackle Nick Ciaffoni (2022) of BB&N and Jaden Young (2021) who is also a defensive tackle at BB&N. Recent UMass commit Brady Olson also held an offer…

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High School: Milford quarterback Brady Olson commits to UMass

Milford High School quarterback Brady Olson announced his commitment to UMass on Thursday night in a surprising announcement. C O M M I T T E D ❗️❗️@M2_QBacademy @coachwaltbell @CoachMirando @FrediKnighten pic.twitter.com/OH8Ow2D4gJ — Brady Olson (@Brady_Olson_241) May 22, 2020 Olson held offers from several schools most notably Georgia Tech and Colorado State. The 6-4 190 pound Olson played at Bishop Feehan last season but is transferring to Milford to play…

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Boston College: New defensive coordinator Tem Lukabu opens up about his experience and expectations for the Eagles defense

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj While news has seemed to begin percolating regarding a potential return to schools for some athletic departments, the BC football program is still conducting everything remotely. On Wednesday afternoon, the Eagles continued their staff Zoom calls with the media, and this time it was new defensive coordinator Tem Lukabu’s turn to chat for a bit. Lukabu touched on a few things during his 20-25 minute session, here’s…

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UMass: Walt Bell and his staff pick up two big commitments on Wednesday.

Walt Bell and his staff picked two big commitments yesterday in quarterback Zamar Wise and athlete Jamir Roberts. Dear friends, family, an coach’s throughout my highschool years an prep i wanna thank all of you for having faith in me an being patient throughout this long process 🤞🏾. Big thank you to my head coach❤️ …new journey begins 🙏🏽📝 @UMassFootball @CoachTUMass @CoachPaschall pic.twitter.com/FftugQ8nMQ — Zamar Wise (@ZamarWise11) May 20, 2020…

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High School: MHSFCA proposed plan is what is best for high school football long term

The MIAA held meetings last week with athletic directors and representatives from several sports including football. The primary focus of these meetings was the division structure in Massachusetts high school sports. Eight sports including football were required to go to five divisions starting in 2021. After meeting and discussing the five division concept, the football committee voted 14-0 in favor sticking with the eight division format. Former St. John’s Prep…

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Boston College: Martin Jarmond leaves Boston College for UCLA. What’s next for the Eagles?

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj The Boston College athletic department, like thousands of others across the country have been dealing with unprecedented situations, but the task of making things seem as normal as possible just got even harder for the Eagle family. Athletic director Martin Jarmond is leaving The Heights to become the new athletic director at UCLA. The news was made official over the weekend. Jarmond was at Boston College since…

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Boston College: Jeff Hafley and his staff get a jump start on 2022 recruiting by offering several local recruits

Offensive tackle Sullivan Weidman is a top target for the Eagles in the Class of 2022 Jeff Hafley and his staff have done a tremendous job of securing commitments from several high profile three star recruits for the class for the Class of 2021. Despite that however, they have still struggled to establish themselves in New England. The Eagles coaching staff is hoping to change that by focusing on the…

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