The Flutie tradition carries on at Boston College. Following in the footsteps of his legendary uncle Doug Flutie and father Darren Flutie, Natick High School quarterback Troy Flutie has committed to the Eagles.
“It is BC, and now we have generations going here, but I can tell you it’s a whole different feel,” Darren said. “Coach Addazio is a whole different element. He made it very clear to Troy, ’I’m so glad you father, your uncle and your cousin came here; [but] I wouldn’t offer a scholarship to a kid unless I thought he could help us at BC, what I saw Sunday and what I saw on your film, you’re a football player and you’re gonna help us win games’.
“I thought it was neat that he clarified that. The legacy is cool, but Troy is Troy, and he’s gotta earn it on his own. I’m just so proud of him.”
The 6-foot, 178-pound Flutie participated in a one-day camp on the Boston College campus, and that is where he is believed to have received the scholarship offer.
Many will believe that the Flutie name got Troy the scholarship, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Last year, Flutie had 3,153 yards and 35 touchdowns passing, to go along with 1,075 yards and 14 more scores. He is considered to be one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the state of Massachusetts.
If he can live up to the Flutie name, this will be a very nice get for the Eagles.