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Boston College Football: Summer Roster Updates

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The ACC is kicking into high gear tomorrow with the start of the ACC Kickoff. Boston College, in order to be ready for the media frenzy, released their media guide today, along with an updated roster. Unlike many other teams, BC did not release a depth chart, which makes sense with such a young roster filled with many position battles. Here are some of the updates:

Here Comes The Recruiting Class of 2015:

The 28 new Eagles received their numbers, and many of the "athletes" were slotted into positions and given their numbers. Most notably Chris Garrison will be a wide receiver, not a tight end. Also, there appears to be two walk ons in the crew: John Fadule, a quarterback, and Colton Cardinal, a linebacker.

2 Zach Allen FR DE 6-5 265 New Canaan HS/New Canaan, Conn.
5 Jeff Smith FR QB 6-1 182 Central Catholic/Seminole, Fla.
11 Wyatt Ray FR DE 6-3 230 St. Thomas Aquinas/Boca Raton, Fla.
14 John Fadule FR QB 6-1 215 Wellesley/Wellesley, Mass.
15 Elijah Robinson FR QB 6-2 187 Montclair/Montclair, N.J.
15 Taj-Amir Torres FR DB 5-10 170 Amherst-Pelham Regional/Amherst, Mass.
19 Ben Glines FR ATH 6-2 205 St. Xavier/Cincinnati, Ohio
21 Lukas Denis FR DB 5-11 170 Everett/Everett, Mass.
25 Mehdi El Attrach FR DB 6-1 185 Lake Nona/Orlando, Fla.
34 Jordan Gowins FR RB 5-11 212 St. Anthonyâ?TMs/Bellport, N.Y.
37 Michael Walker FR DB 6-0 195 Naples/Naples, Fla.
41 William Harris FR DB 6-2 193 Choate Rosemary/Suwannee, Ga.
43 Sharrieff Grice FR LB 6-1 201 Kingswood Oxford/Naugatuck, Conn.
46 Jimmy Martin FR LB 5-11 220 Orangewood Christian/Winter Park, Fla.
48 Tanner Karafa FR LB 6-3 240 Stone Bridge HS/Ashburn, Va.
51 Colton Cardinal FR LB 6-3 230 Franklin/Franklin, Mass.
55 Wyatt Knopfke FR OL 6-4 285 St. Stephenâ?TMs Episcopal/Bradenton, Fla.
58 Grady Higgins FR LB 6-2 215 Santa Margarita Catholic/Cota de Caza, Calif.
66 Anthony Palazzolo FR OL 6-6 315 Fairfield College Prep/Fairfield, Conn.
67 Aaron Monteiro FR OL 6-7 336 Brockton/Brockton, Mass.
70 John Phillips FR OL 6-6 295 Christian Brothers Academy/Phoenix, N.Y.
75 Chris Lindstrom FR OL 6-4 260 Shepherd Hill/Dudley, Mass.
82 Nolan Borgersen FR WR 6-3 200 Westwood Regional/Westwood, N.J.
85 Chase Pankey FR WR 6-1 179 Archbishop Moeller/Cincinnati, Ohio
86 Chris Garrison FR WR 6-4 215 Lawrence Academy/Goffstown, N.H.
95 Jake Burt FR TE 6-5 230 St. John's Prep (Danvers)/Lynnfield, Mass.
96 Ray Smith FR DT 6-1 264 Cathedral Catholic/Carlsbad, Calif.
99 Colton Lichtenberg FR K 5-10 85 (sic)
Savannah Country Day/Savannah, Ga.

Also, graduate transfer defensive lineman Evan Kelly (from Richmond) will be wearing #99.

The Redshirts are coming

Lots of folks around here asked which freshmen last year did not play and who would receive a redshirt. The following players received redshirts:

16 Troy Flutie RS FR QB 6-0 182 Natick/Natick, Mass.
24 Allen Dawson RS FR DB 6-0 191 Cheshire Academy (Conn.)/Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
38 Richard Wilson RS FR FB 5-10 224 Detroit Country Day/Southfield, Mich.
47 Cameron Seward RS FR DB 6-0 223 Westminster School/Dunwoody, Ga.
49 Kevin Bletzer RS FR LB 6-2 217 Catholic Memorial/West Roxbury, Mass.
58 James Hendren RS FR OL 6-7 293 Dexter School/Medfield, Mass.
65 Ryan Conte RS FR OL 6-4 286 Philips Exeter/Somerville, Mass.
69 Austin Stevens RS FR OL 6-3 270 Montclair/Montclair, N.J.
73 Sam Schmal RS FR OL 6-6 294 Westminster School/Atlanta, Ga.
89 Tommy Sweeney RS FR TE 6-5 246 Don Bosco/Ramsey, N.J.
91 Joseph Vitiello RS FR DL 6-4 262 Immaculata/Bridgewater, N.J.
92 Kevin Cohee RS FR DL 6-2 257 Roxbury Latin/West Roxbury, Mass.

What's the deal with Nat?

BCI reader MattBC03 did an excellent job digging up some new information on wide receiver Nat Dixon. It appears based on tweets from his teammates that he may no longer be with the team. However, according to the roster, it hasn't been updated yet and he still is on there. I wouldn't read too much into that, sometimes it takes a little while to update those types of roster moves.

Nevermind, you go here.

A few players changed positions from last year, many of which we knew about in the spring but it's worth repeating. Gabriel McClary is changing from wide receiver to defensive back. Joel Rich has moved from tight end to center. Mike Strizak moved from linebacker to defensive lineman. Running back Richard Wilson will be a fullback this year as well.