Throwback Thursday: Looking back at the 2006 class

With players from the 2015 recruiting class getting ready to start their college careers, we decided to take a look back at past ACC signing classes. Each team is highlighted with a headliner from the class as well as a lower-rated prospect that exceeded expectations. These star rankings are based on ratings.

This week, we’ll take a look at the class of 2006.


Boston College

Headliner: Jordon McMichael, TE, 4-star

McMichael never really got on track at Boston College. He redshirted as a freshman and then missed the following year due to injury. McMichael finished his Boston College career with eight catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Diamond in the rough: Mark Herzlich, LB, 3-star

Herzlich stepped on the field as an immediate impact player. As a rookie, he was one of the most productive freshman linebackers in the country. Herzlich earned ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2008, and after missing the 2009 season with a rare form of bone cancer, he made a recovery and returned to the field as an inspirational figure. While at Boston College, Herzlich produced an impressive 314 tackles, 11 interceptions and five sacks.