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Thursday, February 3, 2011
Boston College recruiting analysis

By Heather Dinich

BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES

The class

Recruits: 23

Top prospects: Four-star cornerback Albert Louis-Jean is ranked No. 9 in the country at his position, and the Eagles signed the No. 5 kicker in the country, Alexander Howell. Linebacker Sean Duggan is ranked No. 31 at his position, and Steven Daniels is the No. 21 inside linebacker.

Needs met: BC got stronger where it needed to most -- up front. The staff brought in 11 linemen, including six on the offensive side.

Analysis: This is a group of leaders, as 15 of the 23 prospects were captains on their respective teams. It’s the second class under coach Frank Spaziani, and the staff got much closer to where it needs to be with depth and numbers in this class, particularly up front.

ESPN recruiting grade: B-