Steve Addazio maintains a strong measure of loyalty to all his recruits.
Boston College’s first-year head coach reiterated that sentiment yesterday in regards to the Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez, who is embroiled in the investigation into the death of Dorchester’s Odin Lloyd, who was an acquaintance of Hernandez.
Police say Lloyd was shot to death on June 17. His body was found a day later in a wooded area near an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez’ North Attleboro home.

“Obviously I think the world of him and I just feel bad for all that is going on. He and I had a great relationship,” said Addazio. “But just the nature of taking head coaching jobs and doing things, I really haven’t spoken to Aaron in about three or four years.
“I don’t really know where all that is at but I’m just wishing and hoping for the best for him, whatever happens.”
Addazio served as a position coach, offensive coordinator and recruiter for six seasons (2005-10) under Urban Meyer at the University of Florida. Addazio is from Farmington, Conn., and he was Meyer’s front man in the movement that brought Hernandez to Gainesville.
Hernandez was a blue-chip prospect from Bristol, Conn., where he averaged 180.7 receiving yards per game — a national record. Hernandez was 17 when he arrived at Florida in the spring of 2007, and the Nutmeg State connection proved beneficial for the player and the coach.