This is just not any high school football player from NY. He is "the best" in NY. So yes I think he is better than the talent BC currently has and can go to a better football school. Since 2000 BC has only had two 10 win seasons, 8-5 in 2009, 7-6 last year and 3-7 this year. If I am a recruit, I want to go to a school that has been winning the past couple of years. Just my opinion. Why not see a WNY go to a big time school and make a name for himself? As a Canisius High grad, I want to see someone represent the MMA at the highest level.
OK, first off, the "best in NY" means absolutely nothing considering how pathetic NYS high school football is on the national level. Sure, we have a diamond in the rough every so often with guys like Mike Hart, but we also have guys like Dan Scala who two years ago was "the best player in NY", yet he didn't even get a single offer from an FBS school so he decided to just end his career. You never know what you're going to get from NYS and honestly I would put some stock into the fact that all 3 recruiting sites have him listed as a middle of the road recruit. If he was as good as you say, he would have offers from programs like the Alabama's and the Oklahoma's of the world.
Either way, I still can't figure out for the life of me why you don't consider BC a "big time school" yet you think Kansas St is? You say "BC has only won ten games twice in the past 10 seasons". Boston College went 12 straight seasons getting into a Bowl Game and they went 8-4 in those games. Kansas St has gone to two bowl games in the last 7 seasons and lost them both by a combined 29 points. Just because BC is currently down doesn't mean they aren't a great school. Their fans, however, are pretty tame so if you were talking stadium atmospheres you might have a point.
Otherwise, Akeel is a good fit at BC.