Lawrence, MA — A.J. Dillon, who was once committed to the University of Michigan, solidified his commitment to Boston College this morning during national signing day.
Dillon announced his de-commitment from the University of Michigan exclusively with Coaches Lunch on December 14th, to announce his decision to commit to Boston College. This morning he made that commitment official by signing his letter of intent.
The Eagles, who are coming off a 7-6 season, will look to use Dillon’s skills almost immediately. His versatility, awareness, size, and speed that made him one of the nations most sought after recruits, will be a great asset for the Eagles this upcoming season.
This is arguably the Eagle’s best signing in the last few years. Dillon’s combination of power and quickness come a dime a dozen, and the Eagles are likely to utilize his talents as early as week 1.
Playing in the ACC entails good competition, and depending on camp, could mean good playing time. Not many true freshman have the ability to earn the starting spot and prove it every Saturday. A.J. could be an exception. The Eagles will look to him to diversify their offense and spread the ball out. By having an effective run game, which the Eagles have struggled with in the past, the passing game will open up. If Dillon plays to his potential, this will certainly be the case.
The hype around A.J.’s commitment is real, but its well deserved. His journey was long but he has finally reached his destination: Boston College.
The Eagles have a long way to go if they want to climb pack into the AP poll’s top 25, but Dillon may be the piece they were missing. As of 7:30 a.m. this morning, A.J. Dillon is entirely committed to Boston College, and their season looks increasingly optimistic.
Dillon’s signing can be viewed on ESPN 2 at 2:30 p.m.