Hilliman Flips To Boston College

Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep running back Jonathan Hilliman flipped his commitment from Rutgers to Boston College during a weekend official visit to Chestnut Hill.

The decommitments keep coming for Rutgers, and the latest one benefits Boston College.

Running back Jonathan Hilliman, who committed to Rutgers in August, made an official visit to Boston College this weekend and flipped his commitment to the Eagles.

He is the fourth member of New Jersey's 2014 class to decommit from the Scarlet Knights, and sixth overall in the last two months.

"It's bittersweet for me to say but it is true I have decommitted from Rutgers, and have indeed committed to BOSTON COLLEGE! #WeAreBC," Hilliman wrote in a tweet.

St. Peter's Prep coach Rich Hansen said Rutgers coach Kyle Flood firing three assistant coaches Sunday played a roll, as did the loss of other high profile New Jersey players Kiy Hester and Adonis Jennings.

"I think Jon became uncomfortable with the chain of events at Rutgers over the past few weeks and decided to entertain taking visits," Hansen said. "He felt very good about his opportunity at BC on his trip and obviously felt the fit was the right one for him."

Hansen added part of the issue is making such an early commitment in the process.

"Early commitments are a leap of faith and he apparently doesn't feel good about taking that step," Hansen said. "It's a situation we've all seen manifest itself many times over the past few years. That trend will continue and get worse unless the NCAA changes recruiting rules.

"It is what it's been created to be. This, though, is about Jon doing what he feels is best for his future. I'd rather he come to this realization now then in March, and I'm sure Rutgers feels the same way."

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