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New Commit Peter Delaportas Sees BC Competing For Championships Soon

Hear what Boston College's newest star commit had to say about BC in our interview with the Pope John XII star.
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It has been a long time since there has been excitement around a Boston College quarterback that was recruited by the staff. On Tuesday, that all changed when the Eagles landed a commitment from Pope John XII signal caller Peter Delaportas. A four star recruit by almost every major recruiting service, the Sparta, NJ native is one of the top recruits in the Garden State and one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. He spoke with BC Bulletin shortly after committing to talk about his decision and what he plans to do with the Eagles. 

It was an early decision for Delaportas but he was clear on why he made his decision. "I wanted to commit early to hopefully bring in other top recruits," the recruit said, "and I knew BC was the right place for me." It was a vision that was clear to the young quarterback, "I wanted to be their QB for the future."

Delaportas has quickly gained a relationship with many on the staff including Coach Jeff Hafley, offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr., area recruiter Joe Dailey and Director of Player Personnel Joe Sullivan. "They always made it known that they liked what they saw in my game, and that it was what they wanted at Boston College".

Other than the staff there were other reasons Delaportas wanted to commit to the Eagles. "I loved the campus and Boston area, its a great academic school. The football program has a bright future and new staff." And he has high expectations for his time at Boston College. "I know we will be competing for championships."

The New Jersey quarterback is considered a pro style quarterback, more of a traditional signal caller who makes more plays with his arm. But he isn't immobile, and can still move the pocket "My biggest strengths are my arm and getting ball downfield, and extending plays." Delaportas told BC Bulletin. "My coach would say my poise and toughness are my biggest strength." 

The next step for Delaportas is to try and bring in other star recruits to Chestnut Hill. With an early commitment he will have not have to focus on his recruitment and instead can try and talk to other big local recruits. He didn't mention who by name, but there are plenty of big recruits in the Class of '22 in New Jersey that he could try and persuade.

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