Ian McCoshen, easily the top prospect still available to join next year's 2013 recruiting class ended his closely-followed recruitment today when it was announced that he had committed to play his college hockey at Boston College. North Dakota, Minnesota-Duluth, and Nebraska-Omaha were other schools rumored to be in the running for his services.
McCoshen is a 6'3" 207 lbs., physical, defensive defenseman, originally from Hudson, Wisconsin. After playing his bantam hockey at Shattuck St. Mary's alongside other top 2013 NHL Draft prospects such as Nathan MacKinnon, Connor Hurley, and Taylor Cammarata, he has played the past three seasons with the Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL. He was the only '95 born player to be selected to represent the US at last year's World Jr. A Challenge, and missed out on an opportunity to win a gold medal a second time with that team this year after he was diagnosed with mononucleosis a week before the tournament. Current draft projections have him slotted to go somewhere between the late first round and early second round of this summer's NHL Draft.
It's obviously a huge recruiting coup for the Eagles, who have dominated the recruiting scene in the northeastern United States in recent years, leading to tremendous success on the ice. Adding McCoshen to an incoming group of recruits that already includes the NTDP's Steven Santini and Scott Savage gives the Eagles an extremely bright future as well.