For Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier senior quarterback Matthew Rueve, being recruited by any college was just a dream a year ago.
Rueve, who was a back-up his junior season would work hard and enjoy a great summer hitting summer camps and turning heads. However, the lack of game film had several waiting to see what Rueve could do on the field his senior year.
Despite watching many quarterbacks get early recruiting interest, Rueve stayed the course posting a senior season to remember with 3,126 yards passing and 28 touchdowns for a Bombers squad that finished 9-3 on the season.
After the season ended, Rueve started getting the interest he’d worked for earning an offer from Western Kentucky. Soon, Akron, Kent State and Fordham followed.
However, there was still one program showing interest Rueve grew up dreaming about in Boston College.
With multiple cousins having played at the college level, Rueve dreamed of following cousins Tim, Matt and Nathanael Hasselbeck to Boston College.
The Eagles started showing interest in Rueve before head coach Steve Addazio was let go. However, contact remained and increased after the program hired new head coach Jeff Hafley, offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti and former St. Xavier and Boston College linebacker Sean Duggan.
Over the weekend, Rueve took his official visit not knowing if the Eagles would offer him a scholarship or not.
Sunday, all things came together with the Eagles giving the Ohio quarterback his dream offer and in a short matter of time Rueve ended his recruitment with his pledge to sign with the Eagles.
First Star Football Report spoke with Rueve as he waited to board his flight back to Cincinnati on Sunday about his recruitment and his whirlwind weekend and waited until he made his announcement before releasing the news.