Boston College’s 2014 recruiting class is quickly filling up. With four more additions in linebacker Ty Schwab, wide receiver Gabe McClary, tight end Tom Sweeney and OL Sam Schmal, the Eagles now have 20 total commitments.
Of the latest additions, the Eagles swooped down south to nab two players from the Sunshine State. Schwab is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker out of Merritt Island (Fl.). Clearly the Eagles are looking for a lot of help at the linebacker position in this class, as they now have four players committed at that position. Other than Schwab, they also have Connor Strachan, Christian Lezzar and Kevin Cohee in this class.
Not too long after receiving Schwab’s commitment, McClary called to make his decision too. The receiver out of Winter Park (Fl.) High actually made his commitment on Friday but kept the decision a secret until his teammates knew. At a big 6-foot-3, 180-pounds, McClary can provide a big target and red zone threat for the Eagles. He was a highly coveted three-star recruit, claiming offers from schools such as Arizona, Cincinnati, Illinois and North Carolina. He joins Troy Flutie and Thaddius Smith as the receivers in this class.
While Florida isn’t traditionally in the recruiting territory of Boston College, keep in mind that new head coach Steve Addazio worked on the Florida staff for more than five years, so he isn’t new to the area. If he can continue to tap into this talented state, it could be extremely beneficial to Boston College’s recruiting efforts in the coming years.
Sweeney joins Joe Vitiello as the tight ends in this class. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound prospect is a huge target that impressed the coaching staff after he went to camp. Sweeney comes from Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep, one of the top talent-producing schools in New Jersey.
“B.C. is great and the coaching staff is awesome,” Sweeney told EagleAction.com. “They’re ready to turn things back around up there and they have all coached at high levels so they know what it takes.”
As for Schmal, he is an unranked two-star prospect out of Atlanta (Ga.) Westminster. Like Sweeney, he also received an offer after performing at camp. He got a chance to check out the school for the first time and work with the coaches for the first time. He is a tall (6-foot-6) 255-pound lineman who looks to be an offensive tackle at this point. Regarding his performance at camp that led to his offer, Schmal thought he did well.
“I was pretty happy with it,” Schmal told EagleAction.com. “I thought my one-on-one performance was pretty good. I think I only got beat once.”
For highlights on Schwab, check out the video below.
McClary's highlights are in this video.
And finally, here are some highlights of Sweeney.