BC's top recruiting target, 2000 forward Oliver Wahlstrom, committed to Harvard last night. Wahlstrom is the last of the "big three" 2000 Massachusetts forwards to commit, TJ Walsh gave his verbal to BC, Wahlstrom is of course going to Harvard, and Central Catholic's Jake Wise is headed to arch rival Boston University.
First of all, things can change between now and the fall of 2018 when Wahlstrom is set to arrive in Cambridge so there is a chance that he never even ends up there. However, it's a tough loss for BC especially considering how hard they recruited the Maine native. In fact, the night before his commitment, the staff was watching him compete in the Foxboro Summer League championship at Foxboro Sports Center. It certainly stings missing out any recruit but I guess losing to Harvard isn't as bad as BU. The Crimson have now snagged the #1 forward and #1 defenseman (Bode Wilde) for the class of 2000.
Tough loss but I'm confident the staff will rebound with a big get in the coming weeks.