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JJ Boston College thoughts

I had a chance to talk this morning with JJ as he was in his hotel in Boston getting ready for the radio broadcast tomorrow. JJ has a unique history with Boston College as he was set to go there before SC stepped in with a late offer, and he also played against the Eagles twice.

“First of all, it’s a good weather day here today. I know there is a strong chance of rain tomorrow but it’s nice right now. I’m getting ready to head over for a tour of Fenway Park so I’m pretty fired up about that.

I don’t know if a lot of people know this but I almost went to Boston College. SC had been recruiting me through the year but they hadn’t offered so as it got into January of my senior year I was pretty set on BC. It was a great campus, great academics, a good football tradition. At the time it was Doug Flutie throwing the ball around and they were one of the first teams to be a pass-first offense and that was appealing to a receiver. Plus I knew I would play right away so that was attractive too. When I took my visit, I stepped off the plane and thought I was in Alaska (laughing) it was so cold!! They kept on telling me “it’s not this cold during the football season” but that wasn’t a chance I wanted to take. SC ended up offering a couple weeks before signing day so that made the decision pretty easy. It’s amazing how close things came to my life turning out a completely different way because so much of what I’ve been able to do has been because of going to USC.

We first played BC in 87 at home and I had a 51-yard touchdown catch that proved to be the game-winner, and that was my first TD catch as a Trojan so that was pretty cool. It was an out-and-up pattern and the senior corner bit on it. We played them here at Alumni Stadium in 1988, it was the first live game that USC was ever on ESPN. I remember the stadium is a classic, old-school style brick stadium but it’s pretty small. i didn’t get to do much in that game, we killed them 34-7 and in those days that meant we were running the ball as soon as we got a big lead”.



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Johnny Curren

Johnny Curren started as a recruiting writer with WeAreSC in the early 2000's, and has also worked at Fox Sports West and Student Sports. Johnny is an Emmy Award winner while covering HS football at Fox.


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