NFA’s Outlow commits to Boston College


NFA's Marcus Outlow

That was quick.

NFA’s Marcus Outlow became the first Connecticut player from the Class of 2014 to make a verbal commitment. And the all-state back has apparently chosen Boston College, according to a report in BC Interruption via

He confirmed the news via Twitter last night.

With a powerful 6-foot, 190-pound frame and a 4.45 40-meter dash time, Outlow had been a major contributor for the Wildcats through his first three seasons in Norwich. He burst into the statewide consciousness last year when Norwich Free Academy went 10-0, toppled unbeaten Newtown and Staples and reached the school’s first state championship game in 13 years.

Outlow, who led NFA with 1,395 rushing yards, was injured after just a couple carries in the title game vs. Xavier and finished with just seven yards on 6 carries.

Last summer, Outlow said he had received an overwhelming amount of  interest from Division I schools following an National College Underclassman combine. More recently, he claimed Ohio State, Florida, Iowa State, Clemson and UConn had offered him scholarships.

His verbal commitment comes pretty early. We are practically a full year removed from Signing Day 2014. And, as we’ve seen, plenty can happen from here.

Xavier QB Tim Boyle, of course, committed to Boston College last summer but switched to UConn after coach Frank Spaziani was fired and Steve Addazio took over the program.

Apparently, Boston College put on a full-court press to get Outlow after he visited with them on junior day.

Here’s an Outlow highlight video.

I only got to see NFA twice, but here’s the best play I saw him make in the state playoffs.

And, finally, here’s his Hudl highlight reel

(aside: if only Hudl would let you embed…)

Sean Patrick Bowley