Clearfield Area High School Inside Linebacker Christian Lezzer was on campus this weekend for an unofficial visit. He wasted no time in becoming the eighth commit in the Eagles' 2014 recruiting class, announcing that he has verbally committed to the program on Twitter.
I have officially committed to Boston College to play football this morning, couldn't be happier with the decision I made #WeAreBC— Christian Lezzer (@christian_lezz4) May 5, 2013
The 6-foot-0, 215 pound inside linebacker, a 2 star recruit according to Rivals, chooses Boston College over claimed offers from Arizona, Kent State and Temple. Bucknell and Towson also offered. Lezzer was always considered to be a strong lean towards Boston College. He was quoted as saying he might commit on his next visit to the Heights, so today's decision was not a surprise.
Lezzer is the second inside linebacker in the 2014 class, joining Kevin Cohee who committed after the spring game weekend. With two already on board and two Boston College linebackers graduating -- Kevin Pierre Louis and Steele Divitto -- this raises an interesting question. How will this effect the recruitment of in state linebacker Connor Strachan? Of course BC should make him a priority, but will taking two LB's hurt their chances with the 4* LB? Or is there a plan to move one of the three to outside LB?
But yet again this is just another example of Steve Addazio and company setting out their priorities, selling the school to the recruits they want, and getting a commit early.
Lezzer's game tapes can be found below.
Welcome to the Heights Christian!
2014 Boston College Football Recruiting Class
3. DE Harold Landry (Fayetteville, NC) - 6-4, 228 lbs., NR
Offers: Boston College, Appalachian State, Citadel, Duke, East Carolina, South Carolina, Miami, Georgia Tech
5. ATH Thaddius Smith (Springfield, PA) - 5-11, 170 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Rutgers, Temple, James Madison, UMass, Toledo, Villanova
6. OG Jon Baker (Millis, MA) - 6-3, 305 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Temple, UCONN, Michigan State, Temple, UMass, Old Dominion, Yale, Holy Cross, Harvard