After an unexpectedly impressive first season at the Heights, Boston College coach Steve Addazio is doing everything he can to keep the program headed in the right direction.
After putting together one of the Eagles’ best recruiting classes in nearly a decade, Addazio landed another potential big-impact player Tuesday. Former Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy plans to transfer to BC, even enrolling at the school as early as this week, according to CBS Sports’ Jeremy Fowler. He has one season of eligibility left, as he redshirted his freshman year at Florida, and will be able to play immediately despite already graduating from Florida.
Murphy, who is 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, spent four years at Florida but didn’t play until this season, replacing injured starting quarterback Jeff Driskel. He started six games for the Gators (2-4), completing 112 of 185 passes (60.5 percent) for 1,216 yards and six touchdowns with five interceptions before ending his season with a shoulder injury.
Addazio recruited Murphy, a Wethersfield, Conn., native, to the University of Florida when he was still an assistant at the school. That relationship was key in convincing Murphy to join the Eagles.
BC will have a few major holes to fill on offense entering next season, as Heisman candidate Andre Williams and four-year starting quarterback Chase Rettig are both out of eligibility. Having an experienced quarterback like Murphy will make that transition much easier to handle, although he isn’t guaranteed to be the starter. Murphy is the likely front-runner for the vacancy, but senior Josh Bordner, sophomore James Walsh and highly touted freshman Darius Wade are also expected to compete for the job.
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