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

13 Responses

  1. Bunnell says:

    Strange, this kid offered but no other top runningbacks??? Why not Newsome?

  2. swcinsider says:

    they are taking a shot because Outlow is a junior and its a verbal
    which is all about publicity and i would add Pacheco to the list
    same size, speed and went through a Texas program before coming back
    to Ct.

  3. JB says:

    So why did UConn pass on this guy ?

  4. hsfan says:

    Congrats to him very impressive player, blocks, catches, runs, tackles just a real football player.

  5. Bunnell says:

    Uconn goes out of there way to mot recruit CT.

  6. mueller says:

    Because Newsome doesn’t have the grades and or SAT scores to be considered, he has Milford Academy written all over him, plus Outlow is bigger and just as fast, more of a D1 back when recruiters look at the eye test

  7. JB says:

    Still very strange UConn showed no interest. It seems this year’s CT class at UConn is the best in many year’s … watched Pasqualoni’s press conference on the website and he seemed very pleased. Definitely getting the best CT players this year, especially if you consider the Stewart transfer.

    Marcus is a good looking player. Plus seems like a really good fit for BC – strong academics and very articulate. Watched him in person in the LL semifinals. Very strong lower body. Closed great from the safety position and made some big open field stops for NFA. Seems to fit D1 better at the Safety position, especially given BC’s new spread/option style offense. But Marcus is just an all around great player and best of luck to him at BC.

  8. hsfan says:

    I dont think he will be a rb at BC I see him more on the defensive side.

  9. swcinsider says:

    SPB what happened to the article in your newspaper on the Weston BB coach who was forced to step down?

  10. Comment #6 says:

    I hear that Newsome is pushing the age limit set by the CIAC – any truth in that

  11. Dylan says:

    This kid is very impressive looking! I am just sorry he was hurt in the LL Finals and was not able to perform at his highest level. Good luck at BC!

  12. swcinsider says:

    SPB I need better reading glasses the print is so small Hmmmm