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2017 Boston College Eagles Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Boston College Eagles Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

The 2017 Boston College Eagles Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.

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Classes and rankings to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1

Boston College Eagles Recruiting Class Overview

Defense took center stage on the last few Boston College recruiting classes, but this one is an attempt to boost up the offense a bit. Tight ends Hunter Long and Patrick Brown are great-sized pass catchers who can hit a bit, and the line got a decent guard prospect in Ben Petrula – but not much else up front. The biggest stars coming in are at running back, with Travis Leary a quick option out of Maryland, and A.J. Dillon more of a bruiser workhorse. The defense got a few linebackers who can shine with a few years and more muscle, and Ben Stewart is a future starting safety, but the offense makes the noise in this class, led by the …

The Boston College Eagles Class Is Heavy On …

Quarterbacks. It doesn’t mean the Eagles will have their replacement for Patrick Towles right away, but they’ll have options in case one of the new guys shows up and rocks. C.J. Lewis is the best of the lot, with good size and solid downfield passing skills, but he’s not along. 6-5, 220-pound Drew McQuarrie is a bomber, and Tate Haynes out of San Diego along with E.J. Perry were signed on, too.

The Star of the Boston College Eagles Class Is …

RB A.J. Dillon, 6-1, 230, Groton, MA – Don’t expect anything flashy. He’s a grind-it-out power back who fits the mold of what Boston College needs for its offense. He’s always going forward and he’s not going to get caught for negative yards, but there won’t be too many big plays. There’s nothing subtle about his running style. Michigan and Florida State were just a few of the big names that wanted him, and he would’ve been perfect for Wisconsin. Now he’s BC’s guy.

The Boston College Eagles Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …

The defensive line, even with Harold Landry coming back for his senior season. He’s the star pass rusher, but Kevin Kavalec is gone on the other side after finishing second on the team with 14.5 tackles for loss. DT Truman Gutapfel is also done after being one of the key parts to a run defense that also loses second-leading tackler John Johnson from the secondary and Matt Milano from the linebacking corps.