Part of BC Interruption's National Signing Day coverage.
Hometown: Christchurch, Virginia
High School: Christchurch School
Position: Offensive Tackle
Weight: 245 lbs
Bench Max: 225 lbs
Squat Max: 400
Rankings: Rivals 4* ( Position 26, National 248, State 10), Scout.com 3* (Position #72), ESPN 3* (65 position, 68 regional, 12 state) Grade 78, 247sports 3* 88 ranking (49 position ranking, State 20). Received offers from North Carolina State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Strengths: From Maxpreps.com
He's a big, raw-boned youngster with excellent growth potential, and the scouts have been enamored with his overall game. He plays tackle in high school and could wind up playing guard or center in college. Very strong, his film shows a quick moving, hard hitting, and aggressive run blocker who plays the game on his feet. He shows explosive moves off the ball and the power to control blockers.
Oh, and he reads and posts on BC Interruption.
Needs Work: Scouts say that Homer will need to increase his size and power to be effective on the offensive line, especially at the FBS level. This isn't uncommon for high school recruits, and it will be up to Bollman to get this kid up to speed and size.
Optimistic Outlook: Along with Jim Cashman, Homer could bring some stability back to a Boston College offensive line that struggled mightily in 2011. Homer is one of the prizes of the BC recruiting class, especially when Rivals magically gave him a fourth star. According to scouts he has the total package, with speed, strength and power. Could he play in 2012? He definitely could, but the offensive tackle position is pretty filled (with Emmett Cleary, Aaron Kramer, John Wetzel all returning). Homer has experience at guard and center, so it will be interesting to see if Bollman wants to move him to get him earlier playing time.
Welcome to the Heights, Win!