Name: James Hendren
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Weight: 297 lbs.
High School: Dexter
2013 Stats (HS): Earned 2013 New England Prep School Athletic Conference Lineman of the Year recognition ... also earned 2013 Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association All-State Super 26 honors ... played for Dexter head coach Casey Day ... also excelled on the basketball court. (via bceagles.com)
2014 Stats: Redshirted
2015 Projections: All signs point to James Hendren getting playing time this year. Steve Addazio has spoken highly of him to the media on numerous occasions. He put a whopping 21 pounds since the start of camp last year, and has the build to be a solid offensive tackle. If he is learning the schemes that Addazio and Justin Frye want to implement he will either start, or play in some of the jumbo sets. James Hendren is certainly a name you want to remember as the year progresses.
How'd He Get Here: A three star recruit from Massachusetts, Hendren chose Boston College over claimed offers from Arkansas, Harvard, UMass, Ohio, Old Dominion, Penn State, Princeton, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Yale.
Twitter Feed: You can follow James at @jhendren58
Pumped about #BC2Ireland but keep in mind we have a whole year of work to put in before then and to be focused on the present first!— 5⃣8⃣ (@jhendren58) June 4, 2015
Uniform History: The number 58 has actually not been a very common number on the Heights. It was actually not worn until the 70's when Captain Kevin Clemente wore it as a linebacker. Junior Hogan an all conference center wore it as well. Tim Morabito a nose tackle who ended up playing in the NFL for five years with the Bengals, Jaguars and Panthers wore it as well. And a smattering of support players including Justin Bell, Jason Stewart, Derric Rossy, and John Merklinger
On his commitment; "It's kind of a funny story," Hendren said. "Even though once the offer came I knew I was going there, I didn't plan to commit right away. I was going to tell [BC coach Steve Addazio] that I was going to talk it over with my father some more. Then when I was talking to coach Addazio on the phone he said, 'I want to know one thing. Do you want to be a BC Eagle?' I couldn't hold back and committed even though I hadn't planned to."
On why he chose Boston College: "It's at home, and it's a top-30 school in the country," Hendren said. "Other than Harvard there's no better school in Boston to go to, and Harvard is not big-time football. I'll be playing in the ACC, and winning in the ACC."
Highlights: Here's a look at Hendren in high school