Boston College’s offensive line depth got a major boost this weekend as West Virginia grad student Marcell Lazard has apparently transfered to the Heights:
According to Eagle Action’s Michael J Sullivan, he confirmed this as well. The 6’6 311 lb Lazard who started half the games for the Mountaineers over the past two seasons at tackle will most likely fill in for Elijah Johnson who apparently is out with a major knee injury. Addazio also was quoted earlier this week talking about how he was worried about the depth of the offensive line given a rash of injuries.
This is an absolute home run for Addazio and his staff. While you want to see BC cultivate their own recruits, it’s a major win when they can go out and snag a grad transfer who can immediately come in and add some veteran stability to the line. To be fair Addazio has had a mixed bag of success with offensive lineman coming in as grad transfers. Matt Patchan and Ian Silberman both from Florida were very successful here at Boston College, while last year Eastern Illinois’s Jimmy Lowrery struggled all season long when he was thrust into the starting rotation. Hopefully Lazard, a New Jersey native’s time at a Power 5 school will put him more on par with the Florida duo.
Boston College hasn’t officially confirmed this yet, but if this is the case the Eagles could have the potential for an experienced solid offensive line in 2017.