Boston College: Pair of BC receivers leaving, what’s it mean for the offense?

CJ Lewis will always have a small part in Boston College history. Unfortunately, his time as an Eagle is up.

On Monday night, Lewis announced he was entering the transfer portal with one more year of eligibility left. That news comes a week after speedster Kobay White announced he was leaving Boston College and joining the James Madison program.

With Zay Flowers and Jalen Gill returning along with the addition of a new recruiting class that includes a couple of studs from the area, both Lewis and White believed their best options were elsewhere. White obviously had some tough luck with the injury in 2020, but Lewis’ catch that put the Eagles up 28-10 in the near-upset in Death Valley will live on in BC lore forever, regardless of the outcome.

Both guys were important pieces to the first two versions of the Frank Cignetti offense and should be remembered fondly for their contributions towards the culture turnaround.

“I would like to thank god for his countless blessings,” Lewis posted to his social media accounts on Monday night. “I want to thank my family and friends for supporting me throughout my career. I want to thank Coach Addazio and his staff for welcoming me to Boston College. I want to thank Coach Hafley and the rest of the coaches for giving me an opportunity. To the academic advisors and medical staff, thank you for the help over the years. To my teammates, thank you for welcoming me with open arms, I’m so grateful for the relationships during my time at BC and hope it builds stronger with time.

“With that being said, I will be entering the transfer portal with one more year of eligibility!”

Lewis was a big target that seemingly had a good relationship brewing with Jurkovec on the field. White is obviously a very different receiver, but provided inspiration to the team during his rehab and just never really got back into a rhythm.

Kobay’s post revealing his transfer news didn’t include a speech or a video. It was straight to the point…sort of.

“All Dukes, no hazard,” he wrote while tagging the JMU social media accounts and posting a photoshopped picture of himself in a James Madison uniform.

Both guys will be missed, but what does it mean in the grand scheme of things for this offense? Honestly, I don’t think very much.

That isn’t to say the talent of both Lewis and White aren’t talented because they obviously are and any program would love to have them. But between Hafley’s new recruiting class, arguably the best receiver in the ACC in Zay Flowers and a still very-much-under-the-radar Jalen Gill hovering above them, it makes sense why those two guys would decide to leave Chestnut Hill. I believe the offense will still be fine with those new and old pieces, but the contributions Lewis and White made should always be recognized by BC fans, especially if the program gets over the hump and reaches a championship level.

Both of those guys will always be part of the original foundation during The Hafley Era.

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