Boston College men’s basketball had the lowest-rated 2017 recruiting class in the ACC according to the 247Sports composite rankings, but the Eagles were counting upon graduate transfer Deontae Hawkins to boost the program this coming fall.
However, there is now a report that Hawkins has de-committed from Boston College.
“Deontae, actually, I don’t think he’s going to Boston College,” former Illinois State coach Dan Muller said on a podcast with 103.3 WZND radio in Illinois last week. “He’s opened it back up. He’s thinking about a lot of different things right now.”
The Boston Herald, citing Muller’s comments on the podcast, reported Thursday that Hawkins has de-committed, but Boston College declined to comment. It’s unclear why Hawkins has seemingly reopened his recruiting process.
This will be a big loss for the Eagles if they lose this graduate transfer. He played three seasons with Illinois State and was projected to be a starter this fall for Boston College. The Eagles have three recruits, all of whom were unranked according to 247Sports, coming in from the 2017 class.
Hawkins has one year of eligibility left.