Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater’s Brendan Deska is a tough tackler with good pursuit in the offensive backfield, traits which got him early notice from Boston College before his August commitment to the Eagles. Now that a new top program may be trying to steal him away, he is confident he will repay BC’s loyalty by attending their next fall.
“I’m still pretty firm in my commitment,” Deska said. “One new school that is pursuing me a lot is Florida State, but I still like Boston College. I’d probably still stick with BC even if FSU gave me a scholarship, but stuff can happen.”
If things do happen, they will have to develop without any new official visits. While FSU is interested in getting Deska on campus, he’s been keeping them at arms length thus far.
“I have free tickets to the FSU games, and they want me to take an official, but I’ll probably just go to the games,” he said. “I don’t think I’m going to take any official visits.”
Despite an early season loss to city rival Edgewater, Deska feels confident that he and the team will continue to make strides in state.
“Our seasons been going pretty well,” Deska said. “We’re 2-1, we lost to Edgewater, but we’ve been playing pretty well and I feel like I’ve been playing pretty well. In the Edgewater game I played really well against Matt Hardrick [Edgewater four-star offensive lineman]. I’m upset I don’t have more sacks, but no one has been passing on us very much, so I haven’t really had the chances.”
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Deska is among the top 100 overall prospects in Florida, and carries a heady 1160 SAT and 4.0 G.P.A., making him an ideal fit for academically rigorous Boston College.