Name: Ty Schwab
Weight: 212 lbs
Hometown: Merritt Island, FL
High School: Merritt Island
2013 Stats (HS): Named Brevard County Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2013 ... earned second-team Class 5A All-State and All-Treasure Coast Region honors in 2013 ... captured All-Treasure Coast Defensive Player of the Year recognition ... completed the 2013 season with 107 tackles and 6.5 sacks after recording 140 tackles, 43 tackles for a loss, six sacks, two interceptions and six recovered fumbles during 2012. (via BCeagles.com)
2014 Projections: Scwhab is a perfect type of hybrid tweener that Don Brown is trying to fill the roster with. He has great flexibility in terms of where you can play him on the field, either as a safety or more as a traditional linebacker. He'll be able to provide pop and speed which is what Brown wants from his defense. It'll be interesting if he cracks the two deep this year as linebacker is a position that is pretty packed right now with both upperclassmen (Tim Joy/Steven Daniels/Sean Duggan/Michael Strizak) and freshmen (Christian Lezzer, Connor Strachan and Kevin Cohee). His versatility should make him an attractive option immediately for the Eagles.
How'd He Get Here: Ty Schwab is a 3* safety (according to Rivals) with offers from UMass, Tulane, Western Michigan, and Tulane.
On why he chose Boston College: "I committed right there on the phone. I love that school...I went up there and fell in love with the school, fell in love with the coaching staff, the school, everything … It’s been my favorite school since I was a little kid. It’s my dream school and I couldn’t pass up an offer like this."
On the role he'll play at BC: "They’ll be looking at me at multiple positions. I’m going in as Sam or Will linebacker. They run a different defense where the Sam linebacker walks out on the slot receiver plays man and blitzes a lot," Schwab said. "They said they love my speed and athleticism … and they love my work ethic. I don’t give up.
"Coach Brown tells me I’m a ‘dude.’
Twitter:You can follow Ty at @SchwabTy
Gonna be rocking #44 at BC! LETS GO!!— SCHWABBY (@SchwabTy) June 22, 2014
Uniform History: The number 44 was first worn by George Mason a center from Wollaston, MA from 1928-1930. Jack Kent a captain in the late 1970's and a captain wore it. Daryl Porter a safety, who played in the NFL for years wore it, and has a very interesting wikipedia page. Frank Chamberlin, a Scanlan Award winner for Boston College wore the number and went on to play in the NFL before succumbing to brain cancer last November. And one of my favorite players, Jamie Silva wore it during his time as a safety before heading off to the NFL with the Colts. Of course the last player to wear it was Andre WIlliams who wore it during his Heisman run last season.
Merritt Island LB Ty Schwab Commits To Boston College (Bay News 9)
Boston College Opportunity "a dream" for Ty Schwab (Orlando Sentinel)
Boston College 2014: LB Ty Schwab (Soaring To Glory)