Boston College Football: Eagles receive verbal from 3-star ILB

Boston College receives verbal from 3-star ILB

5/20/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Steve Addazio is picking up the pieces to Boston College's broken football program quicker than expected.Blog Photo - Boston College Football: Eagles receive verbal from 3-star ILB

According to multiple recruiting services, including 247Sports, the Eagles picked up a huge commitment over the weekend with the addition of three-star inside linebacker Connor Strachan.

Strachan is a 6-foot-2, 240-pound prospect from St. Sebastians High School from the home-state of Massachusetts. He is ranked as the No. 17 overall recruit at his position for the class of 2014 and was named the top linebacker at the Rivals Camp last week.

Strachan's straight-line speed is undoubtedly his best attribute. He runs a 4.48 40-yard dash and possesses BCS-caliber athleticism, which is required to play inside.

In his highlight tape provided below, you can see just how quickly Strachan hits the gap and finds the ball. He has excellent footwork and is able to fly to the ballcarrier, where he is almost always a sure-tackler.

Strachan finished with 70 tackles and nine tackles for loss during his junior season. He becomes the ninth member of Addazio's already impressive recruiting class, which has jumped to No. 23 overall in front of the likes of Oklahoma and Georgia.

Strachan also held offers from Connecticut, UMass, Virginia and Wake Forest, among others.

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