Andrew Isaacs had verbally committed to Boston College all the way back in November of his sophomore season.
But for a long time it has seemed like that commitment wouldn't stick. The four-star tight end from Manchester ( Conn. ) had been open about the fact that he was considering other options.
So it shouldn't come as a surprise to announce that Isaacs has backed out of his pledge to the Eagles and is now committed to Maryland, another school that has been recruiting him for a long time.
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"Basically it came down to academics," Isaacs said on Tuesday morning. "I want to go into communications and Maryland just has a better program.
"I want to be clear: It's nothing against Boston College . The people around there are great. The class they're going to have is great. It really just came down to something more important than football. Every kid wants to play in the NFL but I've got to think about more than that."
The BC coaches had obviously known that Isaacs was looking around. Still, it's a tough blow as Isaacs was their only four-star commitment thus far.
"Obviously they're not going to be happy but he told me he's going to support whatever I (do)," Isaacs said, referring to BC assistant coach Mike Siravo, who had been recruiting him for the Eagles.
Keith Dudzinski, John Dunn and Mike Locksley shared the recruiting duties for Maryland , but head coach Randy Edsall also had a hand in flipping Isaacs.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound prospect is ranked the No. 7 tight end in the nation, the No. 203 overall prospect on the Rivals250, and he's the top recruit from Connecticut.