In early June, Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny three-star inside linebacker Bobby Wolford pledged to BYU. Five months later, he has had a change of heart.
"I decommitted from BYU tonight," Wolford said. "I decommitted just because I felt like it would be too difficult for me to see my family. It was just too far away for me. I am a very family-oriented person and it would be difficult for me to see them being out there."
The 6-foot-3, 231-pound inside linebacker decommitted with a different home in mind. He quickly made a pledge to a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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"I have committed to Boston College," Wolford said. "It is a really good school with a great football reputation."
For Wolford, he believes that the Eagles history at linebacker is something that can't be ignored.
"They are known for putting out a bunch of great linebackers," Wolford said. "Luke Kuechly is up there right now and having a great season, leading college football in tackles. He is about to break a bunch of records. I think the tradition they have at linebacker is really stellar."
While Boston College has struggled in 2011, Wolford says he likes and believes in Frank Spaziani and his staff and believes the future is bright in Chestnut Hill.
"I feel like next year is really going to be a great year for them," Wolford said. "I just really want to be a part of the tradition that Boston College has."
Wolford visited Boston College during the spring, but has yet to take an official visit. He remembers his unofficial visit fondly.
"I love the atmosphere of Boston, it is a great city," Wolford said. "When I visited the coaches were really friendly and I had a great time up there. I really enjoyed what I saw. I just really liked it. I feel like it is the place that I need to be."
According to the Jacksonville-area product, this decision is his final decision.
"This is it," Wolford said. "I'm not going to decommit a second time. What I did to BYU was really terrible and difficult - I am not going to do that to another school. BYU treated me extraordinarily well and it was difficult to decommit from them, but I had to do what was best for me and my family."