The 2018 Boston College Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the relative strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
Boston College Recruiting Class Overview
The Eagles aren’t going to get the big stars, but for what they do, they got their types of recruits. They got their guys relatively early, and then knew what they had well in advance.
These guys are truly committed to Boston College.
Two quarterbacks are signed on – Johnny Langan and Matt Valecce – two tall passers who can push the ball a bit, and it’ll be up to local product Finn Dirstine and the good O linemen brought in to protect them.
There wasn’t much for the defensive front, but 6-4, 290-pound Ryan Betro should eventually be a factor on the interior. But …
The Boston College Class Is Heavy On …
The school of Luke Keuchly just loaded up on linebackers Evan Stewart and Hugh Davis are defensive back-sized, can hit, and can move. Nick DeNucci and Vinny DePalma have a little bit of bulk. There’s talent, versatility, and the core of the BC defense in the near-future.
The Star of the Boston College Class Is …
OG Finn Dirstine, 6-5, 320
While he has the size to step in and be a ready-made right tackle, he’s got the bulk to grow into a starting quarter in the near-future.
Smart enough to be wanted by the Ivy League, but with the talent and skills to get a push from Miami and Syracuse. He can get on the move, but he’ll be a road grader for the interior.
The Boston College Biggest 2018 Depth Chart Hole Is …
Losing Harold Landry to the next-level – finally – isn’t a positive, but the Eagles lose Noa Merritt and LB Ty Schwab, too. These three were among the four top sackers, and only end Zach Allen had more tackles for loss.
There might be a versatile, tweener linebacker out of the incoming group, but there isn’t a sure-thing end for the outside.