Posted: 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013
By A.J Black
It's been sixteen days since ATH Thaddius Smith announced that he was committing to the Eagles. Since that time there has been news of lots of interest in Boston College, but nothing new in terms of new additions to the class. With seven months until signing day, lags like this is completely normal.
Now the biggest question is what will be the next chip to fall for Steve Addazio and his recruiters.
Trey Klock, a tight end from Hummelsville, Pennsylvania appears to be the most logical choice in terms of a commitment. Klock is a monster at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds with offers from Rutgers, Bucknell and BC. He has talked openly about how impressed he was with Boston College. The recruiting services have mentioned that he wants to make his decision by early May. He strikes me as a kid, like Harold Landry, that currently has interest from schools but not many offers yet. If Addazio can snag a verbal from him early, Klock could be a starting tight end or given his size an offensive linemen for the Eagles in the future.
Christian Lezzer is another 2014 recruit that has been high on the Eagles for most of the spring recruiting period. The 6-foot-2, 215 pound inside linebacker is a 2* recruit per Rivals, but major schools again have begun to notice his game films and play. Arizona recently jumped into Lezzer's recruitment, joining Bucknell, Kent State, Temple and Towson. 247sports has him as 100% for Boston College, but interestingly I saw a bunch of higher ranked LB's being offered as well. You never know.
The next big time recruit with BC on the mind has to be defensive end Noah Beh. Recently he named his top two as Boston College and Penn State. Even with the addition of Harold Landry, BC has a strong need to continue to add quality recruits on the defensive line and Beh would be a homerun. Just like Lezzer, 247sports has him projected as a BC commit, which would be huge for Addazio. If BC can go toe to toe with Bill O'Brien in the state of Pennsylvania, that would be a major turnaround from years past.
One of the other positions of need for Boston College will be a second quarterback in this class. Last week we watched as Will Ulmer committed to Maryland, which was no surprise. Addazio and Ryan Day have both been quoted saying they want to take two QB's in 2014, and with Darius Wade locked in, they still need a second. Trace McSorley, a Virginia quarterback could be that person. He has been very high on Boston College. McSorley also holds offers from North Carolina, N.C. State, Purdue and Vanderbilt.
Of course there could be a player that commits early that could be a surprise. St. John's Prep RB Johnathan Thomas is a toss up between Boston College and Maryland, but could Addazio make a strong push to prevent him from going to the Terrapins? Or maybe BC finally decides to make an offer to OL James Hendren and snatch him up before he snags national attention. Or could the Florida running back Krondis Larry finally receive an offer and commit to the program?
There appears to be a lot of movement and murmurs going around recruiting land right now, and it is refreshing to see BC's name pop up in a lot of the talk. Steve Addazio is making the right moves, pitching the right pitches, and grabbing some solid recruits. Hopefully this trend will continue into the summer.