DT Ricci makes it official, commits to BC 

August, 2, 2010
With a deadline approaching, defensive lineman Max Ricci (Dorchester, Mass./Lawrence Academy) tried to negotiate for more time, but ended up doing what many expected -- commit to Boston College.

Eagles coach Frank Spaziani asked Ricci to make his decision no later than Saturday. Ricci said he called BC offensive line coach Sean Devine on Friday afternoon and told Devine he'd like to take his five official visits during his senior season before he made a commitment. When Devine said he needed a 100 percent commitment from Ricci right away, Ricci thought about things for three more hours before he called Devine again and told him he wanted to play for BC.

"I decided there was no need to make them wait another day," Ricci said. "I really liked how enthusiastic the coaches were about me and how good the team could be while I'm there.