Boston College extended a scholarship offer to Chelmsford’s Tim Joy on Friday and it took the returning senior captain less than a day to call head football coach Frank Spaziani and verbally commit to play for the Eagles.
BC had been Joy’s top choice all along, although the All-Conference tight end/linebacker had also taken unofficial visits to Maryland, Duke, NC State and UConn.
At 6-foot-2, 220-pounds, Joy posted 131 tackles, three interceptions and two sacks last season, earning All-Merrimack Valley Conference honors for the second year in a row. He was made captain as a junior prior to last season, the first non-senior to captain the Lions in 50 years, according to head coach Bruce Rich.
“I’m glad he’s making BC his choice,” Rich said. “It’ll be nice to be able to see him develop so close to home. I know that [BC] was his number one.”
Joy’s explosive athletic ability has gained him a bit of Internet fame as well after a video hit the web showing him leap out of the 3-and-a-half-foot shallow end of a swimming pool and onto his feet, impressing several scouts in the process. Joy reportedly has a 37-inch vertical.
“He’s explosive, but it’s more than being able to jump out of a pool,” said Rich. “[Joy] has a tremendous work ethic, one of the best I've ever seen. He takes the ability he has and works hard everyday to improve upon it.”
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