Boston College football landed commitment #17 this afternoon as Westminster School (Atlanta) weakside defensive end / offensive tackle Sam Schmal committed to the Eagles. The news was first reported by 247Sports.
#BCEagles receive a commitment from OT Sam Schmal today!— Heights247 (@BCEagles247) June 23, 2013
The massive offensive tackle -- 6-foot-6, 265 pounds -- was one of the Eagles top performers at camp a few weeks back. Earlier this month, the two-way lineman had camped at Vanderbilt, Mississippi and Arkansas. Schmal hails from the same high school as, and is good friends with, fellow BC commit Cameron Seward.
Schmal, who has possibly the greatest name for a tackle ever, is currently the second OT taken in this recruiting class. Schmal joins James Hendren, who also camped at BC prior to receiving an offer, in the 2014 class. You can't help but like this pick up for the Eagles. Schmal has a gigantic frame and did what he needed to impress the coaches at camp. At 6-foot-6, he should be able to put on more weight and be that gigantic tackle BC needs for the offensive line.
The Eagles coaching staff also continues to hammer out a solid pipeline in Georgia, an area that has a wealth of talent. Coach Al Washington continues to impress on the recruiting trail as well.
You can view Sam's highlights here.
Schmal ups BC's 2014 haul to 17 commits. The Eagles are still way out in front of everyone else for 2014. Only four programs -- Texas (19), Baylor (19), Kentucky (18) and Western Michigan (18) -- have more verbal commitments for the 2014 class than Boston College.
You can follow Sam on Twitter @Not_So_Schmal. Welcome to the Heights, Sam!
Check out BCI's 2014 Boston College football recruiting board here.