Boston College picks up third 2016 verbal commitment

By EFN Staff
Published: 02/21/2015

Boston College added to their 2016 recruiting class on Saturday picking up a verbal commitment from Greenwich High School’s Scooter Harrington.

Harrington, 6’5”, 235 pounds, was on a visit to the Boston College campus when he verbally committed.

The Eagles jumped on the talented Connecticut star being the first of six early offers for the big tight end. The commitment was not a big surprise but has to be an exciting day for the BC family, Scooter is a legacy. Scott Harrington played defensive end for the Eagles in the mid 1980’s.

Scooter’s other offers included Connecticut, N.C. State, Rutgers, Virginia (second offer), and Yale. He was receiving heavy recruiting interest from Duke, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, and Stanford.

Harrington had a standout junior season playing tight end and defensive end. He was named All-State, All-County, USA Today All-State team, Connecticut Class LL coaches All-State Team at tight end.

The scouting report on Harrington: Harrington is a two-way tight end able to contribute in the running and passing game. He adjusts to the ball in the air, well seasoned at finding a hole in the defense, and shields himself from defenders to come down with the ball in traffic. He has great hands, makes the routine plays, but can make the circus catch hauling in just about anything within his reach.

Boston College initially offered Harrington after his freshman season.

The Eagles also have verbal commitments from tight end Daniel Dalton (Mansfield, MA) and offensive guard Sean Ragan (Danvers, MA).

Photo credit:; No. 80 Scooter Harrington.