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June 5, 2014

Recruiting Class of '10

Four years later, EagleAction takes a look back at the Boston College 2010 recruiting class. This was Frank Spaziani's first class in which he had a full year to recruit as the head coach. Rivals ranked BC as having the 9th best class in the ACC that season, and it turned out to be a little better class than that. Unfortunatly for Spaziani, none of his remaining classes turned out to have as many high quality players as the 2010 class. The players are ranked in order of their recruiting ranking (1-17). Career ranking is also listed if applicable from 1-10 based on how each recruit has performed in their college career. Check out which players have lived up to their ranking, and which have performed well above their recruiting ranking.
Class of 2010's Recruiting Rankings 1-15
Recruiting Rank
Career Rank

Athlete
Reason For Ranking

1

8

Shakim Phillips
Phillips came to the Heights as the most heralded wide receiver recruit in recent memory. Some nagging injuries setback Phillips in fall camp of his freshman year, and although he appeared in a couple of games that season he was largely just a decoy. Phillips transferred to UConn and looked like he was headed for an All-Conference type of season last year. Phillips started the year by grabbing 5 receptions for 77 yards and 2 touchdowns against Towson, and then 10 receptions for 178 yards and a touchdown against Maryland. However, Phillips suffered a hamstring injury towards the end of the Maryland game which kept him out of the lineup for the next three games. Phillips is rumored to be headed back to BC for his final season after he graduates from UConn this summer.

2

3


Kevin Pierre-Louis
Every BC fan knows the famous "curse of the four-star recruit", but KPL did not fall into this category. KPL capped his career with a stellar senior season in which he earned 1st Team All-ACC honors. The Seattle Seahawks drafted KPL in the 4th round of the NFL Draft.

3

5


Chase Rettig
Rettig was the 21st ranked pro-style quarterback in his class and really got a lot of attention in recruiting when Lane Kiffin recruited him to Tennessee. Rettig was thrown into the fire during his freshman year at BC and was put into a tough spot. Rettig's best season statistically was in 2012 when he threw for 3,055 yards and 17 touchdowns. As a leader his best season was his senior year when the Eagles went back to a bowl game. Rettig will be auditioning with the Green Bay Packers this summer.< br>

4

6

Bobby Vardaro

Vardaro was ranked as the 36th guard in his class and drew interest from UConn, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and others. Vardaro has been a solid contributor in his time at BC starting 32 games at left guard in his first three years.

5

NR

Seth Betancourt
There was plenty of interest from Betancourt coming out of high school as he received offers from the likes of Michigan State, Virginia, West Virginia, Rutgers, and Minnesota. Betancourt has seen limited playing time in his career at BC..

6

1


Andre Williams
Williams received offers from Vanderbilt, Tempe, and Akron coming out of high school. The running back was only a three star recruit but had a five star career at the Heights. Williams had a spectacular senior season amassing over 2,000 yards rushing on his way to becoming a Heisman Trophy Finalist. Williams set the single game ACC record for rushing yards in a game, and will go down as one of the best players ever at BC.

7

9

Bobby Swigert

Swigert was ranked as the 74th best WR recruit coming out of high school and was recruited by some powerhouse programs like Michigan, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. In large part due to injuries, Swigert has not been able to build on his impressive freshman season at BC that saw him lead the team with 39 receptions for 504 yards.

8

NR


Dom Appiah
Like Swigert, Appiah started his career off with a ton of a promise. In Appiah's first season he started eight games and was third on the team in tackles for a loss. The defensive tackle has appeared in almost every game the last two years, but has not put together many dominating performances like he did as a freshman. Appiah chose BC over UConn and Maryland.

9

NR


Tahj Kimble

Kimble chose BC over Purdue, Minnesota, Iowa State, Indiana, and some other schools. The running back appeared in most games as a freshman, but his sophomore year was cut short after a devastating knee injury. The injury kept Kimble out all of last season. Kimble has decided to pursue a rap career and has since left the team.

10

7


Steele Divitto
Divitto is one of the many players from Don Bosco to come to the Heights. The three star linebacker chose the Eagles over Colorado, Louisville, and UCF. Divitto was a solid performer at BC starting at linebacker for three seasons. Divitto's senior year was his best as he led the team in tackles with 112, and was named 3rd Team All-ACC. Divitto was signed as an UFA by the NY Jets.

11

NR


Jarrett Darmstatter
Darmstatter was recruited by the likes of FSU, Iowa, Michigan State, Rutgers, and Syracuse. The tight end has played sparingly in his BC career.

12

4


Andy Gallik
Illinois and Minnesota were the only BCS schools to offer Gallik besides BC, but the Eagles got a gem with the Chicago native. Gallik has started at center for the past two years at the Heights and was a 3rd Team All-ACC selection last year. Gallik is expected to be one of the best offensive linemen in the ACC this year.

13

NR


Josh Bordner
The Eagles took a flyer on Bordner after watching him at a summer camp. Bordner was used in Wildcat formations at QB as a freshman and was somewhat successful in the role. Bordner was been moved to WR for his senior season.

14

NR


CJ Jones
Jones received interest from some east coast schools like NC State, Rutgers, Temple and Duke, and also received interest from Louisville. Jones played immediately as a freshman and has seen action in all four years at the Heights.

15

10


Sean Sylvia
Sylvia was recruited by BC and UConn after prepping a year at Cheshire Academy. Sylvia has started 20 games the last two season for the Eagles and is one of the most blue collar players on the defense.

16

NR


Harris Williams
Williams had offers from BC, Stanford, Louisville, and UConn in the recruiting process but chose to play for BC in the summer. As a junior, Williams finally broke into the starting lineup and started every game at guard. Williams has proven to be a very good run blocker in his time at BC.

17

2


Alex Amidon
Amidon was the ultimate diamond in the rough of the 2010 recruiting class. After sending his highlight tape to the BC coaching staff he received an invitation to a summer camp in June. The staff offered at camp and Amidon committed shortly after. Interestingly enough, Andre Williams committed in the same week. While nobody knew at the time, those turned out to be huge commitments in the long run for BC. Amidon left the Heights with virtually every receiving record there is.


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