Updated Sun, Jan 27, 2013 12:35 pm
James Walsh, the Bobcats’ only quarterback recruit in the 2013 class, has recently de-committed from Ohio.
Walsh (Dublin Coffman High School) is ranked the 37th best quarterback in the nation for the 2013 class by ESPN.com’s latest rankings. He confirmed via text message that he officially de-committed from Ohio University last night and instead will be going to Boston College.
“It just wasn’t about football. My father works out there and now my parents can be together and I can be closer to my dad and get a great education, as well as play in the ACC,” Walsh said in a text message.
Walsh says that Boston College didn’t reach out to him until 10 days ago and that he has struggled with the decision since.
“I appreciate everything the Bobcat family has done for me. I know I’m going to be disliked for a while, but that’s part of life. (I) still will be wearing Bobcat gear,” Walsh said.
Walsh’s decision comes on the heels of Michael Julian, Boston College’s top target at the quarterback position, chose Toledo over the Eagles earlier this week.
Walsh joins fellow quarterbacks Tim Boyle (Middletown, CT) and Mackay Lowrie (West Roxbury, MA) in Boston College’s 2013 class.
Ohio is now down to 18 total commits in its 2013 class and is without a quarterback for the class just 10 days before national signing day.