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NSD 2017: OL Ben Petrula Signs With Eagles

Boston College lands a highly regarded OL from New Jersey

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Name: Ben Petrula
Position: Offensive Lineman
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
High School: St. Peter’s Prep
247 Composite Score: 3* (.8548), #716 recruit in the nation, #30 OG, #17 in New Jersey
Height: 6’6
Weight: 320lbs
Offers: Kentucky, Rutgers, North Carolina, South Carolina, Syracuse, Temple, UCF, Virginia, Wisconsin.
Primary Recruiters: Anthony Campanile and Justin Frye
Original Commitment Date: 4/16/16 (see original post here)
HUDL Film: Check out Ben’s Senior Season film below:

Analysis: Justin Frye and Steve Addazio needed a cornerstone offensive lineman recruit for this class, and Petrula certainly looks like he could fit the bill. He’s huge already, comes from a BC feeder school (St. Peters) and his offer sheet rivals anyone else in this class. Addazio is getting his roster in the position he wants it to, so he probably can afford to redshirt a kid like Petrula given that BC should have some more experienced depth ready to play in front of him. However, in a year or two, if he develops, Ben Petrula could be a formidable force on the BC OL.