ACC recruiting nuggets

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Here are three quick updates from ESPN.com's Scouts Inc.:


Wide receiver Jim McCaffrey has committed to play in-state for Boston College, ESPN's Billy Tucker reports.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols coach John Papas said, "BC was his first choice since he was a kid. It's a tremendous choice for him; he is obviously wanted by them and familiar with their program."

"With his 4.42 speed, he develop into a good commodity on offense, defense or special teams. This kid is one of the hardest working players I have ever coached and is a self-made guy."

Papas, a former Harvard coach, added, "I think he is falling under the radar national and reminds a lot of Arizona Cardinals receiver and special teams standout Sean Morey when I recruited him out of high school."

The 5-foot-10, 191-pounder amassed 1,675 yards of total offense and scored 20 touchdowns during his junior campaign. Stanford has also offered.


Joseph Brennan has received a scholarship offer from Miami, ESPN affiliate Web site InsideTheU.com reports.

11 other schools including Rutgers, Iowa, Louisville, Wisconsin, Stanford and Pittsburgh have also extended offers to Brennan.

"I want to continue to grow spiritually at the school I choose," he said. "I am a big believer in God and I want to make sure that I can grow in that department. That will be another thing that I am considering for my school."

Brennan completed 58-percent of his passes last fall for 2,438 yards, 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.


ESPNU 150 Watch List running back Marcus Lattimore revealed his final eight schools and a change at the top of his list in the latest installment of his recruiting dairy on affiliate Web site TheBigSpur.com.

"Auburn is no longer my leader. After the visit I thought about it. I have no leader right now, but I have narrowed it down to eight schools. My final eight schools are Auburn, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida State, Alabama, Penn State, Clemson and Maryland."

Lattimore was named South Carolina's Gatorade Player of the Year and to the AP All-State team as a junior after rushing for 2,134 yards and 30 touchdowns.