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BC gets head start on recruiting

Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff  January 18, 2011 07:11 PM

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Although football National-Letter-of-Intent Day is still two weeks away, Boston College's recruiting season officially began on Tuesday when two members of the recruiting class of 2011 began classes.

Leading the way was Albert Louis-Jean, a 6-0 ft. 172 cornerback from Brockton High School. He will be joined by Mehdi Abdesmad, a 6-foot-6 inch 260 pound defensive end from Montreal's Vieux High School.

Louis-Jean originally was headed towards Miami, but when Randy Shannon was fired, Louis-Jean switched to BC. Abdesmad chose BC over Baylor, UConn and Akron.

"Albert was a kid we've always had our eyes on,'' said BC coach Frank Spaziani by phone from Chicago on Tuesday where he was on a recruiting trip. "Mehdi is a little different since he's coming from the Canadian system, but in a lot of ways he is a perfect fit for us in the sense that he is a great BC type kid. Both of them will be able to adjust to college life without the pressure of the games in the spring.''

Both players will be eligible to participate in off season conditioning drills and spring drills.
The rest of the recruiting class will be announced on Feb. 2.

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