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Football Recruiting Notebook – Boston College Goes Back To The BR Well, Snags Daugherty

By: Scott M. Burnstein, March 22, 2022, 11:09 am

Birmingham Brother Rice junior defensive lineman Eryx Daugherty has committed to Boston College. Blasting onto the recruiting scene last summer, the 6-foot-5, 280-pounder is quick on his feet and versatile. He’s naturally gifted in his technique and displays the kind of upside potential that makes scouts drool.

Boston College has found much success recruiting at Brother Rice in the past. Orange&Black alums, Brian Brennan (WR) and Pete Mitchell (TE) jump to mind, both doing major damage in an Eagles uniform in the 1980s and 1990s, respectively, before going on to have a successful career in the NFL.

Daugherty chose BC over seven other offers, including Maryland, Navy, Toledo, Ball St., Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan. BC offered back in February.

“Eryx is really coming into his own as a football player,” Brother Rice head coach Adam Korzeniewski said. “I think he’s just starting to realize how good he can be, how much he has in the tank to fuel his growth. The sky is the limit for a player like that.”

The best and the brightest in the land

Rochester Hills Adams sophomore Brady Prieskorn is the No. 1 rated tight end in the nation, according to the most recent Rivals and 24/7 Sports rankings for the Class of ’24. Prieskorn (6-6, 210) celebrated the honor by scooping an offer from Notre Dame. Ohio State, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Florida State, Tennessee, Iowa and Northwestern all came in with offers last month. Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State placed bids on the table right after New Years’ holiday. Last fall, he helped lead his Adams club to a spot in the Division 1 state finals where he made two chunk-play touchdown grabs in a 55-33 loss to Belleville at Ford Field in November. The diversely talented Prieskorn also punishes opponents in the frontcourt for the Adams hoops squad in the winter. Earlier this month, he added some more medals to his war chest as the Highlanders took home a Division district basketball championship.

The elite offers express

Walled Lake Western junior RB Darius Taylor was offered by Northwestern and Rutgers

Detroit King junior QB Dante Moore picked up offers from Florida and Wisconsin

West Bloomfield sophomore DE Brandon Davis-Swain earned a Notre Dame offer