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Better Know A Dude 2015: #14 Defensive Back Gabriel McClary

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A new position for a sophomore, but what can he do in 2015?

Name: Gabriel McClary
Number: #14
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Sophomore 
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 204 lbs.
Hometown: Winter Park, Fl
High School: Winter Park

2013 Stats (HS): Earned First-Team 8A All-State honors in 2013 ... helped Winter Park to metro and district championships in 2013; registered five interceptions as a cornerback that season ... recorded 20 receptions for three touchdowns in 2013 and 23 receptions for 480 yards and two touchdowns in 2012 ... also excelled on the track ... won the 2013 4A District championship in 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles ... finished fifth in the triple jump in the state finals and ran the anchor leg in the 4-x-100-meter relay that finished fifth in the state finals.(via bceagles.com)

2014 Statistics (according to BCeagles.com): "Saw action in nine regular-season games ... played in 84 snaps, including 44 on offensive and the rest on special teams ... made first career reception -- a seven-yard catch -- against Colorado State (Sept. 27) ... recorded a five-yard reception against Louisville (Nov. 8) ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll."

2015 Projections: McClary moved from wide receiver to defensive back after last season. What this season holds remains a mystery. Can he break the two deep, just a year after switching positions? He certainly has the size to be a solid cornerback, but you have to imagine there will be a learning curve at a new position. Post summer depth charts should show what Addazio thinks of McClary as a defensive back.

How'd He Get Here: A three star wide receiver out of Winter Park, McClary chose Boston College over claimed offers from Appalachian State, Illinois, South Florida and the University of North Carolina. His primary recruiter was Todd Fitch.

Uniform History: There really hasn't been many #14's that have had big careers with the Eagles. Ceslaus Antos a half back from Salem Mass was the first player to wear it in 1928. David Gordon, the kicker who infamously defeated #1 Notre Dame wore the number in the 1990's. Ryan Read a wide receiver in 2000 wore it, along with wide receivers Johnathan Coleman and Billy Flutie later in the decade.

Linkage:

Florida transfers boost Boston College Recruiting Class (The News Herald)
WR Gabriel McClary Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)
2014 BC Football; WR Gabriel McClary (Soaring To Glory)

Highlights: Here's a look at Gabriel's highlights coming out of school: