Boston College Football Recruiting: LB Tanner Karafa Commits To Eagles

Darren McCollester

Three commits in one day?

Can you believe that Boston College received three commitments in one day? Well that is exactly what happened today, as the Eagles received their third commitment in 24 hours. This time the recruit is Virginia linebacker Tanner Karafa who recently tweeted out:

Karafa has the frame already to be an effective NCAA linebacker at 6'3 230lbs. He is a 3* recruit with offers from the Virginia Cavaliers, Virginia Tech Hokies, Kentucky Wildcats along with a bevy of Sun Belt, MAC and other lower conferences. According to 247sports he is rated the 38th highest inside linebacker of the class. According to all reports Karafa is a very physical player, who should fit the mold of players that Addazio is searching for. He plays both sides of the ball:

"I’m able to feel plays on defense, I know what’s going on in the field and I’m just trying to attack," Karafa said. "On offense I’m more so putting people on their back, just trying to take you down."

What strikes me about Tanner's play (via his films) is his tackling and ability to shed blocks. He explodes off the snap, and quickly rids defenders on his way to the ball. That is excellent and reminds me a lot of some of the more explosive BC linebackers we have seen in the past. You can check out Tanner's HUDL film here:

Class of 2015

1. OT Anthony Palazzolo (Fairfield, Conn.) - 6-6, 302 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Pittsburgh

2. OG Chris Lindstrom (Dudley, Mass.) - 6-5, 240 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Old Dominion

3. DB Lukas Denis (Everett, Mass.) - 5-11, 170 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Holy Cross, Massachusetts

4. OT John Phillips (Syracuse, N.Y.) - 6-6, 245 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College

5. OT Aaron Monteiro (Brockton, Mass.) - 6-6, 308 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts

6. RB Jordan Gowins (Melville, N.Y.) - 6-0, 200 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Stony Brook, Toledo

7. TE Jake Burt (Lynnfield, Mass.) - 6-5, 230 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Virginia

8. ATH Ben Glines (Cincinnati, Ohio) - 6-1, 190 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Akron, Toledo, Western Michigan

9. OG Wyatt Knopfke (Sarasota, Fla.) - 6-2, 288 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Kentucky, Miami

10. RB Sharrieff Grice (West Hartford, Conn.) - 6-1, 200 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Albany, Fordham, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rutgers

11. DUAL Elijah Robinson (Montclair, N.J.) - 6-2, 185 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Air Force, Army, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan State, Navy, Nebraska, Rutgers, Temple, Virginia

12. ATH William Harris (Wallingford, Conn.) - 6-2, 205 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Old Dominion, Syracuse

13. ATH Michael Walker (Naples, Fla.) - 5-11, 179 lbs., NR
Offers: Boston College, Arkansas State, Arizona, Florida International, Georgia Southern, Holy Cross

14. WR Chase Pankey (Cincinnati, Ohio) - 6-1, 191 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Ball State

15. TE Chris Garrison (Groton, Mass.) - 6-4, 215 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Duke, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Syracuse

16. WR Mehdi El Attrach (Lake Nona, Fl) - 6-1, 185lbs **
Offers: Boston College, Syracuse, Duke, Wake Forest, Louisville, Rutgers, Northwestern, Southern Miss, Massachusetts, East Carolina, FIU, Bowling Green, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan, Memphis, South Alabama

17. S  Davon Jones (Shrewsbury, MA) 6-1, 180lbs NR
Offers: Boston College, Coastal Carolina

18. FB Jimmy Martin (Maitland, FL) 5-11, 204lbs ***
Offers: Boston College, Cincinnati, South Florida, Duke, Florida International, Eastern Illinois, South Alabama, Western Michigan

19. LB Tanner Karafa (Ashburn, VA) 6-2 220lbs ***
Offers: Boston College, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Charlotte, Harvard, James Madison, Kentucky

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