Commits React to Addazio Hiring

Boston College hired Steve Addazio as its new coach, and a number of the prospects committed to Eagles shared their thoughts on the hire with FOXSportsNEXT.

Boston College moved quickly to replace former coach Frank Spaziani, and to the relief of committed players a decision was reached Tuesday.

Eagles athletic director Brad Bates hired Steve Addazio, who spent the last two seasons at Temple, as his new coach, and the appointment has been well received by members of the 2013 class.

"I know he's a real high energy guy and a well respected coach," St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) receiver Charlie Callinan said. "I can't wait to speak with him."

St. Peter's Prep coach Rich Hansen added Callinan was solid to the Eagles.

"Charlie is excited from all I've told him about Steve," Hansen said. "I've known him a long time. Callinan is firm right now."

Boston College's newest commit, defensive lineman Tevin Montgomery of Tabor Academy (Marion, Mass.) did some research into the type of personality Addazio will bring to Chestnut Hill.

"I hear that he is a very intense coach and a great recruiter," Montgomery said. "I have also heard that he has been a part of some successful teams like Florida, Notre Dame, and Temple."

Two of the first members of Boston College's 2013 class, quarterbacks Mackay Lowrie and Tim Boyle, both pledged support for Addazio.

"He is a great coach and I look forward to playing for him," Addazio said. "He has a great history as a coach and I can't wait to be a part of BC's new era of football."

Lowrie pointed to the spread offense Addazio ran at Florida, where he won national championships as the offensive coordinator, as reasons for his excitement.

"I'm very excited about coach Addazio and what he'll bring to BC," Lowrie said. "He has the experience of winning on the national stage, which is definitely what we are trying to do moving forward. I know he's a high-energy guy and a great recruiter, which are two great qualities to have in a head coach. I can't wait to start working with him."

Northwestern High (Hyattsville, Md.) safety John Johnson actually got to work with Addazio before he committed to Boston College.

"I went to Temple's one-day camp in the summer," Johnson said. "I enjoyed his energy and enthusiasm. I am anxious to meet him and see what he has in store for the team."

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