Boston College: Tyler Murphy and Steven Daniels return to Boston College as part of the recruiting department

Two familiar faces are back at Boston College in new roles, the program announced Wednesday.

Former Eagles quarterback Tyler Murphy and ex-BC linebacker Steven Daniels have been slotted to spots as assistant director of recruiting/player personnel.

Both Murphy and Daniels had success — and relatively recent success — in playing with BC. It helps to have two young people who know what it is like to play at The Heights in positions like these. They can relate better to recruits, and relay the message of what it’s like to be a Boston College football player.

It is also important to have these sorts of roles on the staff. Recruiting is hard work, and while position coaches and coordinators will obviously always be involved in it, it helps to have people on staff who are exclusively involved in that aspect.

Murphy, a Connecticut native, started at quarterback for the Eagles in 2014. He did not throw a ton, but was lethal as a runner. His best game came against USC. Murphy ran the ball 13 times for 191 yards and a touchdown in a game that BC won, 37-31. He also eclipsed the 100-yard mark in games against UMass, NC State, and Virginia Tech.

Daniels played his high school ball at the same program — St. Xavier in Cincinnati — that produced fellow linebacker Luke Keuchly, who also played at BC before a stellar NFL career. Daniels played at BC from 2012 to 2015. In that span, he totaled 266 tackles, 29 for loss, with 10.5 sacks. His best season came as a senior when he made 82 tackles, and career highs in TFL with 16 and sacks with six.

These were both good hires. It is a positive to grab two young, energetic former players and have them involved in recruiting. Recruiting can be a grind, and the more young faces you can involve in it, the better. The fact that they are former players make these the type of hires you can get behind.