March 10, 2009
BC keeping tabs on Smallwood
Worcester (Mass.) Doherty Memorial junior Yawin Smallwood is one of the top prospects in the state and already holds an offer from UConn. Others, including Boston College, are showing interest and could be thinking about putting offers on the table.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect is listed as a quarterback but told EagleAction.com that he projects as a defensive player at the college level. Maryland has recruited him as a linebacker while Boston College likes him as a strong safety.
As a junior this past fall he was productive, recording 110 tackles and picking off four passes.
Where does the recruiting process stand right now?
"Well, I've been offered by UConn and that's about it. Vanderbilt is looking at me and Rutgers, too. Maryland's looking at me also."
Smallwood took a trip to BC earlier in the recruiting process and said it was a good experience that has him even more interested in the Eagles than he was before.
"I went to Boston College's junior day. I went to UConn's, too, and I'm supposed to go to Maryland, but I'm going to wait until June or July to go there.
"I liked BC a lot. I was just talking to the coaches and the players. It's my home school so it was great.
"We went to the school and got a good tour of it. We saw the football facilities and how they work out. Then we saw what the games are like and talked to a few of the players. I talked to the players about how the recruiting process will go. That was pretty much it."
Smallwood said he has not been in touch with the BC coaches since the visit, though he plans on contacting them before too long.
He went on to say that BC, UConn and Maryland are his three current favorites, in no particular order.
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