Things have been relatively quiet on the football recruiting front of late. Addazio and the staff spent much of the summer stockpiling talent and assembling another large recruiting class, but haven't landed a verbal commitment since defensive end Wyatt Ray became dude #24.
On Wednesday, ESPN updated its 2015 class rankings and Boston College's current recruiting haul ranks 39th best in the country.
While BC checks in at #39, that was good for only eighth best in the conference, behind Florida State (3), Clemson (4), Miami (15), North Carolina (22), Duke (27), Virginia Tech (36) and Georgia Tech (37).
Worth pointing out that ESPN is the most bullish on the Eagles' 2015 recruiting class of the four recruiting services, at least in terms of conference rank. Rivals.com ranks the class 34th nationally but only 10th best in the conference. 247Sports.com has BC at 43rd overall and 12th best in the country. Scout.com has BC tied for 54th nationally and 12th in the ACC (though they only have BC down for 21 verbal commitments).
The 2015 class is headlined by 4-star offensive guard Wyatte Knopfke (Sarasota, Fla.), rated as a ESPN Top 300 recruit. Rebuilding the O-Line was a clear focus for Addazio and the staff. The Eagles currently have five offensive linemen in this year's class—Knopfke, OT Anthony Palazzolo (Fairfield, Ct.), OG Aaron Monteiro (Brockton, Mass.), OG Chris Lindstrom (Dudley, Mass.) and OT John Phillips (Syracuse, N.Y.). BC also has two more signal callers on the way in Jeff Smith II (Clearwater, Fla.) and Elijah Robinson (Montclair, N.J.).