Steve Addazio pulled off another big move today, landing highly regarded linebacker Connor Strachan from St. Sebastian in Needham. Sports writer Mike Loyko broke the news on Twitter, which was later confirmed by Rivals.com as well.
Just heard 4 Star Massachusetts LB Connor Strachan committed to Boston College. Addazio doing big things in year one!— Mike Loyko (@NEPD_Loyko) May 17, 2013
This is possibly Addazio's crown jewel so far in this recruiting class. Strachan represents many things for Boston College. He is a local kid, either the #1 or #2 prospect in Massachusetts, and he had a bevy of offers from major BCS programs. Schools like Syracuse, Wake Forest, Virginia, UConn, UMass -- and according to ESPN UMass Lowell (Lol) -- all had offers to Strachan, and recruiting was projected to pick up even more after he was named the top linebacker at the Rivals Camp last week.
The 6-foot-2, 240 pound linebacker was recruited by Don Brown. Strachan is ranked as the #15 inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com. He's also listed among ESPN's Top 300 recruits for 2014. Strachan runs a 4.48 40.
His highlights can be seen below:
Welcome to the Heights, Connor!
2014 Boston College Football Recruiting Class
1. RB Marcus Outlow (Norwich, CT) - 6-0, 199 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, UCONN, UMass, Ohio State, Texas Tech, UCLA
2. WR Isaac Yiadom (Worcester, MA) - 6-1, 170 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Bryant, UCONN, Holy Cross, UMass, Virginia Tech
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
4. QB Darius Wade (Middletown, DE) - 6-2, 190 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Bucknell, Delaware, UMass, Nebraska, N.C. State, Syracuse, Temple
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
7. LB Kevin Cohee (West Roxbury, MA) - 6-3, 240 lbs., NR
Offers: Boston College, UCONN, UMass
8. LB Christian Lezzer (Clearfield, PA) - 6-0, 215 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Arizona, Bucknell, Kent State, Temple, Towson
9. LB Connor Strachan (Needham, MA) 6-2, 240 lbs, ****
Offers: Boston College, UCONN, UMass, Syracuse, Virginia, Wake Forest