There have been rumors of Jonathan Hilliman's growing discomfort with his commitment to Rutgers. During his official visit Saturday night to Boston College, the four-star running back from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep decided that he would rather play for the Eagles.
"It's just a great opportunity," said the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Hilliman. "I felt as though this offense is more suited for me than at Rutgers. Boston College is having success in the running game, with the offensive line and with their recruiting class, which I think is underrated. The family atmosphere is great and I feel more comfortable here than at Rutgers."
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Historically, St. Peter's Prep has had a rich tradition with Boston College. Judging by Hilliman's comments, it isn't surprising.
"I didn't really think about that early on," he said. "I kind of thought about it and there are a lot of things at St. Peter's Prep that are the same at Boston College."
Boston College and coach Steve Addazio are putting together a great recruiting class and Hilliman seems to be very excited about it.
"They are great guys," Hilliman said. "I've met a few of them before and I just met the other guys this weekend."
Running backs Marcus Outlow and Sherman Alston were already committed to Boston College. High school football fans in New Jersey are already referring to Hilliman and Alston "Thunder and Lightning."
"We are two different style backs that are used to winning and being on great football teams," he said. "It's going to be fun with Sherman."
With Hilliman's commitment to Boston College, the Eagles now have three four-stars in the 2014 recruiting class.
Adam Friedman is the Mid-Atlantic Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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