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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