For the third time in less than a week and the second time at Baltimore St. Francis, Boston College secured a commitment.
safety KP price He was the latest to make the call by announcing his commitment on Sunday night.
“I’m going to Boston College,” Price told 247Sports. “It’s a place where I feel more comfortable and comfortable at home.”
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Price committed to Boston College over the summer, but he waited until now to announce so he could make his mom’s birthday special. He listed Boston College, West Virginia, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech as his top four. He took official visits to Boston College and West Virginia in June.
St. Francis running back Durrell Robinson announced his commitment to the Eagles on Wednesday, and the Springfield (Mass.) Central defensive lineman Josiah Griffin He announced his decision on Friday.
His relationship with the Eagles defensive backs coach Azhar Abdul Rahim was central to his decision.
“Coach Azar, he’s local. He’s from my area,” Price said. “A lot of people that I know, know him. From the day he gave me, he’s always been in touch. He really treats me more than a coach would treat you — he treats me like family and from the first day I met him. I definitely have a lot of respect for him. He’s always Seeing the wisdom of recruitment. It’s so much love.”
Eagles coach Jeff Hafley appealed to Price because he spent time in the NFL coaching in the secondary.
“Coach Hoff, he has a lot of experience,” Price said. “For me, that’s obviously a plus. For me, being a DB guy, he’s very interactive with the defensive backs so it’s definitely a big thing to be coached by him.”
Boston College’s familiarity with St. Francis extends beyond Robinson. Teammate Brian Sims II, a defensive lineman, has committed to the Eagles. Also, former St. Francis players CJ Burton, a cornerback, and Jude Bowry, an offensive lineman, are on Boston College’s roster.
“I know them both and they’re both great guys,” Price said. “I’ve been there twice and when you walk in it feels like home. And I love it because there’s a big city behind it so my options aren’t as limited as what I can do. I definitely can. It’s a great experience there.”
Price spent the last few seasons playing at Calvert Hall in Baltimore, but he transferred to St. Francis so he could graduate in December and enroll in college in January.