October 20, 2008
BC shows Kight a good time
Saturday was a big day for Boston College recruiting and the high school prospects were treated to a thrilling 28-23 Eagle victory over nationally-ranked Virginia Tech. Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King senior Joel Kight was in the stands for the game and in town for an official visit. How did the trip go for him?
Though Kight is listed as an inside linebacker and many schools have recruited him to play the position Boston College is looking at him as a running back.
At 5-foot-9 and 200 pounds, Kight has the potential to be a between-the-tackles runner with good lower body strength and a motor that does not stop. What did he think of his time at BC?
"I had a really good time at BC. It was just a nice trip. They gave me a tour of the campus and the weight room and then we went to the game.
"I got to hang out with some of the fellows after the game and visited with some of the academic people. That was really pretty much it. They fed me a lot," he laughed.
Kight was hosted by freshman defensive back Ugo Okpara and also spent time with freshman quarterback Justin Tuggle. He said he got along very well with both and came away with a positive impression of what BC has to offer.
What do his future plans look like?
"I have no other visits set up right now," he explained. "I know I would probably like to visit Ole Miss and maybe Oklahoma State. I haven't been talking to anybody about it, though. I'm probably going to take all five of my visits and make my decision after the season. Education is going to be a big factor for me, and I'll look at how well I get along with the other guys on the team."
While Kight is high on Boston College's football program, the academics are what has him most excited.
"They're definitely up there high on my list. I really liked everything about BC. It's really good, because if football doesn't work out the degree will get you a pretty good paycheck. I'm just open right now, but I like them a lot."
Kight is ranked as the No. 58 prospect in the talent-rich state of Georgia.
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