Boston College’s inconsistent kicker situation has been one of the fans biggest gripes the past four years. Yesterday the Eagles hoped to find a solution to that with the commitment of a local kicker, John Tessitore.
Congratulations to John Tessitore '18 on his scholarship offer & commitment to bceaglesfootball… https://t.co/SLr4m22NXg— Choate Football (@CRHFootball) March 25, 2017
Tessitore, the son of Boston College graduate and ESPN sports announcer Joe Tessitore is a great get for a few reasons. One, any competition at the kicking position has to be seen as a positive given the struggles we have seen under Addazio. Secondly, any time you can secure a national sports reporter’s kid that is good for the school. Any positive coverage from ESPN will be helpful for the job Addazio is doing at the Heights.
As a recruit Tessitore isn’t ranked (most kickers aren’t), and didn’t have any other offers. A student at the Choate Rosemary High School in Connecticut, Tessitore was both a kicker and punter, which gives some flexibility to Addazio and Co when he gets to the Heights. Mike Knoll will be graduating after this season, and Colton Lichtenberg has only one year of eligibility remaining, which means BC will need some depth moving forward, something John Tessitore should give them.
John is the third recruit in the Class of 2018, all of whom are from New England. You can check out John’s HUDL film below. Welcome to the Heights!