Someone needs to tell Coach Addazio that he's no longer coaching in the SEC because, at his current clip, Boston College will have ~52 commits in the 2014 class by February 5. The latest verbal commitment is Don Bosco Prep (NJ) tight End Tom Sweeney, who announced his decision earlier this morning on Facebook.
The 6-foot-5, 220 pound tight end earned an offer after impressing the coaching staff at Boston College's camp earlier this month. The news that the Bosco TE had been offered was well received.
"I'm extremely excited," he said. "The coaching staff is really excited about turning the program back around and they are all great coaches. Everyone that has played or plays there now says nothing but good things. It's tremendous academically as well."
While Sweeney was interested in Miami, Virginia, Rutgers and Notre Dame, BC is currently his only Division I-A offer. Sweeney has good size for a tight end and should play well into Addazio's / Day's offensive system. The pickup also continues a healthy Bosco-to-BC pipeline that has produced several Eagles standouts. Current linebackers Mike Strizak and Steele Divitto both hail from the private, Catholic prep school in Bergen County. In addition, the Ironmen are coached by BC dad Greg Toal, whose sons Greg and Brian both played on the Heights.
Sweeney is the first tight end commit for the 2014 class and 20th overall. Boston College and N.C. State are out in front of everyone else with 20 verbal commitments for 2014.
Welcome to the Heights, Tom!