Troy Flutie, nephew of Doug, commits to play football at Boston College in 2014Rising HS senior to join an Eagles legacy that includes his dad, uncle, and cousin
According to ESPNBoston.com, Natick (MA) HS quarterback Troy Flutie has verbally committed to play for the Eagles in 2014, joining a lineage that most notably includes his uncle and 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie – whose “Miracle in Miami” is still a vivid highlight in many college football fans’ minds.
In addition to his famous uncle, Troy’s father, Darren, who also coached him at Natick High, played wide receiver at BC from 1984-87, and cousin Billy was an Eagles wideout from 2006-10.
ESPNBoston.com’s report says that Troy Flutie visited BC on Wednesday and was offered a scholarship on the spot by newly-hired Eagles coach Steve Addazio, but according to Darren Flutie, Addazio made it clear that Troy’s bloodlines weren’t the only factor in that decision.
“It is BC, and now we have generations going here, but I can tell you it's a whole different feel, and Coach Addazio is a whole different element,” Darren Flutie said. “He made it very clear to Troy, 'I'm so glad your father, your uncle and your cousin came here, [but] I wouldn’t offer a scholarship to a kid unless I thought he could help us at BC.’ I thought it was neat that he clarified that; the legacy is cool, but Troy is Troy, and he's gotta earn it on his own.”
The report also states that while Flutie is a quarterback now, the plan is for him to enter BC with the “athlete” tag, which includes the possibility of seeing time at wide receiver.