Boston College lands top running back A.J. Dillon

BOSTON (AP) Boston College coach Steve Addazio thinks running back A.J. Dillon could be the best player ever recruited by the Eagles.

Dillon was the No. 1 player in New England, and he would help an offense that has struggled. He was coached by former BC captain Paul Zukauskas, who was a seventh-round pick of the Cleveland Browns.

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Top 25 Class: No

Best in class: A.J. Dillon, RB, Connecticut.

Best of the rest: Caleb Stoneburner, a 6-foot-4 receiver from Dublin, Ohio, who is the brother of NFL tight end Jake Stoneburner.

Late addition: QB Matt McDonald

One that got away: LB T.J. Gardner

How they'll fit in: BC struggled on offense the past two seasons despite a potent defense. Eleven of the 20 signees are on offense, including quarterbacks E.J. Perry and Tate Haynes.


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