Note- this list is based strictly on TheInsiders.com's rankings, hearsay and BC's positional needs. In no way does this list reflect the opinions of the Boston College coaching staff.
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Need number one for the Eagles is on the defensive line, as BC will likely lose 3/4 starters after the 2004 season. Alaeze is one of the most talented d-linemen in the country and is an obvious choice for BC's top target. He is currently wide open in his recruiting.
TE James Dray
Even with the addition of TE Jim Ramella to the Class of 2009, the Eagles are looking for another tight end who can stretch the field and provide mismatches in the secondary. Dray could be that guy.
Linebacker is another need for the Eagles, and they have addressed that with a commitment from local LB Mike McLaughlin. They will take another LB or two in this class and Cushing as at the top of the list.
OL/DT Marques Slocum
Slocum is being recruited on both sides of the ball and will be given a chance to play DT should he choose BC. He was reportedly at BC during one of the camp sessions and had an opportunity to talk to DL Coach Willis and defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka. Slocum is likely one of the Eagles' top overall targets.
Heyward-Bey has the height and speed at the receiver position that the Eagles are looking for to compete in the ACC. He is the highest rated wide receiver by TheInsiders.com showing BC interest and the Eagles were on him early. BC and Pitt are the only two Big East schools to have offered Heyward-Bey.
McGillicuddy might be the best pure DT the Eagles are recruiting this season. He is incredibly strong and has put up great numbers at various combines. Keeping a four-star prospect in-state has to be a priority for the Eagles, especially with their need at the DT position.
LB Tom McAndrew
McAndrew is another very talented linebacker who has listed BC as a favorite in the past. We hope to have word from McAndrew to update where he stands in his recruiting process.
DE Jamie Kirlew
According to Kirlew's family, BC has been recruiting him for awhile now and was his first scholarship offer. He is likely at the top of the board for Tom O'Brien's staff given his position and his geographic location. BC is trying to make in-roads into ACC territory, and has already had some success in Florida over the years.
OL Patrick Sheil
Sheil is probably one of the top OL prospects on BC's board now that Brian Roche has verballed to Rutgers. Word is he wants to stay in Virginia, but he seems to still be interested in BC.
LB Jerome Hayes
Hayes has been supposedly narrowing his list for quite some time, and it will be a big story when he decides who has made the cut. BC is alive for now as they have offered, and he could become an even higher target if he takes an official visit down the road.
WR/S Danny Oquendo
BC likes this NJ athlete and he has the Eagles in his top four. He would be a WR for the Eagles as they are recruiting players with height and Oquendo fits that mold.
TE Joey Hiben
Hiben would be the Eagles' second tight end in this class but BC seems to like Dray more. Hiben looks to be headed to either ND or Stanford but he has not ruled out the Eagles.