The Boston College Eagles have received their second verbal commitment of the 2004 recruiting season, a quarterback with an impressive skill set.
"I committed to BC late last week," said 6-foot-5, 222-pound quarterback Chris Crane from Camp Hill (Pa.) Trinity. "I had offers from Clemson and Vanderbilt out of their camps and BC offered me after camp as well. UConn also offered, but BC has the right combination of academics and football for me."
Crane, who completed 78 of 142 passes for 1,188 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions in a wing-T offense as a junior, also likes the quarterback situation at BC.
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"They have two guys fighting for the job now and both are juniors," he said. "They told me they'd like me to redshirt as a freshman, but if I could play that would be fine as well."
Crane, who ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash at the NIKE Camp in Blacksburg, Va., was also being recruited by Penn State, Pitt, Maryland and many others. He rushed for 350 yards last season and five more scores. He's not concerned about the ACC expansion rumors.
"I think it will all work out for BC," he said. "No matter what happens, they'll be in good shape. BC football is too good to be out of the mix."
Crane was coached last seaason at Trinity by former BC offensive lineman Dan Britten (assistant coach), who had good things to say about the Eagles.
"He said it was a great school," Crane said. "Everyone I talked to liked BC."