Boston College head coach Jerry York has secured a verbal commitment from one of the country's top young goal scorers. Shattuck St. Mary's Bantam forward T.J. Walsh, a 2000-birth year, pledged to Boston College for 2018.
The news of Walsh's commitment comes just over a week after BC's archrival Boston University received a commitment from one of the other top '00s in the country in Central Catholic forward Jake Wise. In total, Walsh becomes the third '00 to commit to a Division I college, joining Wise and Shattuck St. Mary's teammate Oliver Wahlstrom, who committed to Maine last spring.
Walsh, a Shrewsbury, Mass. native, is considered a natural goal scorer with good offensive instincts. The move to Minnesota from his native Massachusetts meant heading away from home to join one of the elite hockey programs in the nation. It is a key bit of recruiting news for BC, who has lost some ground on the recruiting trail the past year to a rejuvenated BU program.
Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxSports.