Name: Mike Knoll
Weight: 214 lbs.
High School:Walsh Jesuit
2013 Stats: Earned second-team All-Ohio and first-team AP All-District honors in 2013 ... tallied Beacon Journal All-Star honors as a senior ... converted all 27 extra-point attempts ... made 9-of-11 field goals with a long of 45 yards ... recorded an average of 40 yards on 34 punts ... 35-of-50 kickoffs were touchbacks ... Ranked as the top (247Composite), second (247 Sports) or third (Rivals)-best kickers in the nation. (via BCEagles.com)
2014 Projections: I have a feeling that Mike Knoll will be the starting place kicker for the Eagles in 2014. Steve Addazio said during his media day press conference that they were going to have a freshman kicker this year, but didn't say a name, which would either be Knoll or Will Mahar (walk on). I would put money on Knoll being the starter and Alex Howell being the punter. Can we get the #Knoll4Groza hashtag started now?
How'd He Get Here: A three star recruit, Rivals ranked him the 2nd best place kicker in the country out of the 2014 recruiting class. He had offers from Air Force, Miami of Ohio, Purdue and Toledo.
Twitter Feed: You can follow Mike on Twitter at @mikeknoll7
Tweetable: Not his tweet, but still made me chuckle
After proving themselves as parts of this sexy group, The Unit, we'd like to welcome @willmahar and @mikeknoll7 pic.twitter.com/sX8trCcRPg— BC Special Teams (@BC_UNIT) August 13, 2014
What's Addazio Think Of Him: "You'll see a large portion of these guys on the field quickly. The kicker Mike Knoll is a guy that's going to come in and challenge to play."
On Knoll's Goals For The Program: "I'd love to lead BC to an ACC championship and play in some bowl games," Knoll said. "I'm looking forward to playing schools like Notre Dame and Florida State. That's been my dream.
Uniform History: The number 98 has only had seven varsity players where it during their times with the Eagles. Mike Willetts a defensive lineman in the 90's wore it, he started with the Eagles almost every game his senior year. Mike Degnan a defensive tackle wore it, and received the first team Academic All American. Alex Albright a defensive end who now played with the Cowboys amongst other teams wore it, and Max Ricci another defensive tackle that left the program wore it as well.
Walsh Jesuit Mike Knoll's Recruiting Snapshot (High School Sports Cleveland)
National Signing Day Mike Knoll Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)
Highlights: Here are some highlights of Mike in high school