After a brief hiatus, the Flutie surname will again be represented on Boston College’s football roster when the 2014 season rolls around.
According to ESPNBoston.com, New England high school quarterback Troy Flutie has verbally committed to play his college ball with the Eagles. The 6-0, 178-pound Class of 2014 recruit is the son of former BC wide receiver Darren Flutie (pictured, bottom) and, yes, the nephew of 1984 Heisman winner — and author of this transcendent highlight – Doug Flutie (pictured, top).
A cousin, Billy Flutie, played receiver at BC as well from 2008-10.
While Troy Flutie plays quarterback, he will likely enter BC with the generic “athlete” tag and could, at least initially, begin his Eagles career as a receiver.
Flutie’s father told the website that the family’s name alone didn’t land a scholarship offer from his alma mater.
“It is BC, and now we have generations going here, but I can tell you it’s a whole different feel,” Darren said. “Coach [Steve] Addazio is a whole different element. He made it very clear to Troy, ‘I’m so glad your father, your uncle and your cousin came here; [but] I wouldn’t offer a scholarship to a kid unless I thought he could help us at BC.”
The latest Flutie at BC makes sense on another level as well as the Eagles are the only FBS offer Troy Flutie holds thus far in the recruiting process.