The Boston College Eagles didn't panic. They knew they only wanted to go after the best players on their recruiting board and that patience paid off with their first oral commitment on Monday.
"I feel very comfortable with my decision," said Southington, Conn. free safety/wide receiver Ryan Glasper after committing to BC. "I camped at Syracuse, Rutgers and BC and got offers out of all three camps, but BC was my clear favorite. They want me to play safety which is fine with me. I just want to play."
Glasper, listed at 6-foot and 185 pounds, scored 26 touchdowns as a junior playing wideout and quarterback in Southington's spread offense. He set the school's punt return record three different times, twice on consecutive returns.
"I hope I can play special teams there as well," he said. "Punt returns are my specialty but I'll cover punts, kicks and return -- whatever I can do."
The Southington star has already grown an inch and added 10 pounds of muscle this summer.
"I plan on getting huge at BC," he said. "I see how big guys like Ralph Parent and Brian Flores got and I want to be around 205 or 210 without losing any speed."
Glasper will play mostly quarterback on offense this year and free safety on defense. He plans on paying back BC for their scholarship offer in the only way he can.
"If they're willing to show me how much they want me by paying for my education, then I'm going to be the hardest worker I can be," he said. "They'll never have to tell me to work harder -- never."