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Boston College Announces 30 Signees For 2014

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston College football team announced its 30 signees for 2014 on Wednesday, a group that includes 12 players from New England.

The Eagles picked up 16 offensive players – five offensive linemen, three running backs, three wide receivers, two quarterbacks, two athletes and one tight end.

BC bolstered its defense by signing 14 players, including six defensive linemen – and four linebackers.  Four defensive backs were added to the secondary.

“I am excited about our class. We filled some real needs. This is a good group of guys,” head coach Steve Addazio said of Wednesday’s signees. “They understand Boston College, they want to get an elite degree and play for a championship title.”

“We are going to be a young football team. That is a good thing,” added Addazio. “We are going to build for the future.”

The local athletes committing to BC are: offensive lineman Jon Baker of Millis (two-time Tri-Valley Lineman of the Year), linebacker Kevin Bletzer of Medfield (who earned All-Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior at Catholic Memorial), quarterback Troy Flutie of Natick (named ESPNBoston’s Massachusetts Mr. Football), offensive lineman James Hendren of Newton (named 2013 NE Prep School Athletic Conference Lineman of the Year), linebacker Connor Strachman of Wellesley (ranked ESPN’s #2 prospect in Massachusetts), and defensive back Isaac Yiadom of Worcester (ranked EPN’s #3 recruit from MA).

Here is the full list of Boston College signess:

Name                                    Elig.        Pos.               Ht.          Wt.         Last School/Hometown

Sherman Alston                Fr.           WR/ATH       5-6          165         Saint Joseph Regional HS/Fairview, N.J.

Jon Baker*                          Fr.           OL                   6-3          300         Millis HS/Millis, Mass.

Kevin Bletzer                     Fr.           LB                   6-2          200         Catholic Memorial HS/Medfield, Mass.

Kevin Cohee Jr.                 Fr.           DL                   6-4          240         Robury Latin/Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Allen Dawson*                  Fr.           DB                  6-0          192         Cheshire Academy (Conn.)/Boca Raton, Fla.

Nat Dixon                            Fr.           WR                 6-4          190         Mosley HS/Lynn Haven, Fla.

Troy Flutie                           Fr.           QB/ATH        6-0          170         Natick HS/Natick, Mass.

James Hendren                Fr.           OL                   6-7          268         Dexter School/Mefield, Mass.

Jon Hilliman                        Fr.           RB                   6-0          215         Saint Peter’s Prep/Plainfield, N.J.

Christian Lezzer                Fr.           LB                   6-1          218         Clearfield HS/Clearfield, Pa.

Gabriel McClary                Fr.           WR                 6-3          190         Winter Park HS/Orlando, Fla.

Noa Merritt                        Fr.           DL                   6-0          258         Pope John XXIII HS/Sparta, N.J.

Mike Knoll                           Fr.           K/P                 6-1          200         Walsh Jesuit HS/Copley, Ohio

Harold Landry*                 Fr.           DL                   6-3          258         Pine Forest HS/Spring Lake, N.C.

Kamrin Moore                   Fr.           DB                  6-1          190         Bishop Denis J. O’Connell HS/Accokeek, Md.

Tyler Murphy*                  Sr.           QB                  6-2          210         Univ. of Florida/Wethersfield, Conn.

Marcus Outlow                 Fr.           RB                   6-0          210         Norwich Free Acad./Norwich, Conn.

Oseh-Lie Saine                  Fr.           DL                   6-4          264         Worcester Academy/Lincoln, R.I.

Sam Schmal                        Fr.           OL                   6-6          280         Westminster School /Atlanta, Ga.

Ty Schwab                           Fr.           LB                   6-2          280         Merritt Island HS/Merritt Island, Fla.

Cameron Seward             Fr.           DB                  6-1          216         Westminster School/Dunwoody, Ga.

Ian Silberman*                  Sr.           OL                   6-5          303         Univ. of Florida/Fleming Island, Fla.

Thaddius Smith                 Fr.           WR                 5-10       170         Cardinal O’Hara HS/Yeadon, Pa.

Austin Stevens                  Fr.           DL                   6-4          245         Montclair HS/Montclair, N.J.

Connor Strachan              Fr.           LB                   6-2          240         St. Sebastian’s/Wellesley, Mass.

Tom Sweeney                   Fr.           TE                   6-5          220         Don Bosco HS/Ramsey, N.J.

Joseph Vitiello                   Fr.           DL                   6-4          255         Immaculata HS/Bridgewater, N.J.

Darius Wade*                    Fr.           QB                  6-2          195         Middletown HS/Middletown, Del.

Richard Wilson                  Fr.           RB                   5-11       215         Detroit Country Day/Southfield, Mich.

Isaac Yiadom*                   Fr.           DB                  6-1          170         Doherty Memorial HS/Worcester, Mass.

*denotes mid-year (January 2014) enrollee

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