Tuesday, June 9, 2009

BC goes Weinke route

In need of quarterback help, Boston College took a page from Florida State's playbook. The Eagles added Dave Shinskie, a 25-year-old former baseball prospect, on Tuesday.

The Eagles lost probable starter Dominique Davis (transfer) last week. Enter Shinskie, who spent the past six seasons playing minor-league baseball.

FSU netted a national title and Heisman Trophy from its senior citizen quarterback, Chris Weinke. Like Weinke, Shinskie was a two-sport prep star who chose baseball over football out of high school.

Shinskie, 25, is expected to compete with Codi Boek and Justin Tuggle for the starting QB spot. Scout.com rated Shinskie, 6-4 and 215 pounds, a three-star recruit in the class of 2003. Shinskie said he also considered Rutgers and Pitt before signing with BC.

-- J.P. Giglio


Anonymous said...

Weinke didn't choose baseball over football in high school. He chose baseball over football when Charlie Ward beat him out for the starting QB job at Florida State.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter now does it, both won a National Championship and Heisman awards.