Montana ATH Reed Harris Commits to Boston College


Boston College has significantly expanded its recruiting footprint since Jeff Hafley took over as head coach in December 2019. Hafley and his coaching staff have searched far and wide to find adjustments on and off the pitch, their search for talent taking them to places where the program had barely – if ever – recruited before.

The Eagles struck in foreign territory again moments ago, as a three-star athlete from Great Falls (Montreal). Reed Harris announced his engagement. Harris is believed to be Boston College’s first-ever recruit from Montana – a state that hadn’t sent a player to the Power 5 ranks since quarterback Camden Sirmon signed to Washington as a member of the class of 2021.

Harris chose Boston College over offers from Colorado State, Iowa State, Oregon State, Utah State, Central Michigan, Harvard , Idaho, Idaho State, Montana, Montana State, Montana Tech, and San Diego State. Minnesota and Oregon have also expressed interest.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Harris will play either wide receiver or tight end for the Eagles, according to a source.

Harris recently visited Boston College for an unofficial visit. The Eagles offered Feb. 23 and lobbied to bring him to campus and secure his commitment to Oregon State, which was looming as a potential major player for the Montana native.

“Coach Hafley made the offer to me on Zoom and his message to me was that I have to be careful where I play football because in the long run wherever I choose is where that I will have to spend the next four years of my life,” Harris told Eagle Insider. “Boston College is one of the most successful college schools in the country and Coach Hafley has made many improvements to the facilities. The offer meant a lot to me and also to my mother as she knows I am blessed receive one of the best degrees in the country.

“Coach Hafley is a very accomplished man, coaching all levels of football,” Harris continued. “I had a good conversation with him and he has a very good footballing spirit. He seems like a very smart person.”

Harris joins three-star running back West Roxbury (Mass.) Catholic Memorial Datrell Jonesthree-star quarterback from Henderson (Texas) Jacobe RobinsonCatholic Memorial three-star receiver Jaeden SkeeteClairton, Pennsylvania Thomas Jefferson EDGE Jordan MayerBloomfield Hills, Mich. Brother Rice defensive lineman Eryx girl and defensive lineman at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Md. Brian Sims III as the seventh member of Boston College’s recruiting class of 2022.

Boston College’s recruiting class of 2022 now ranks 28th nationally and fifth in the ACC.

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