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Boston College Recruiting 2015: DE Zach Allen Commits To Boston College

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A major Connecticut recruit has switched his commitment from Northwestern to the Eagles!

Boston College got some big news on Saturday when weakside defensive end Zach Allen switched his commitment from Northwestern to Boston College

Allen was considered a major loss when he committed to Northwestern last January. According to Rivals he is the 4th ranked recruit in Connecticut, but as noted before, he was named the Connecticut Gatorade Players of the Year this season. The 6'5 242lb Allen chose the Eagles over Northwestern, Connecticut, Cornell, Fordham, Harvard, UMass, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Rutgers, Syracuse, UCLA, and UVA. He also had a planned visit to Penn State planned, but according to Dave Ruden he cancelled that as well.

You can check out Zach's HUDL highlights below:

It'll be interesting to see if Steve Addazio is able to grab any more last minute recruits. He may have some spots open up if any of his offensive recruits decide to reopen their recruitment due to the loss of offensive coordinator Ryan Day. Of course if we hear any news we will report it. Welcome to the Heights Zach!

Boston College Football Recruiting Class of 2015

1. OT Anthony Palazzolo (Fairfield, Conn.) - 6-6, 302 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Pittsburgh

2. OG Chris Lindstrom (Dudley, Mass.) - 6-5, 240 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Old Dominion

3. DB Lukas Denis (Everett, Mass.) - 5-11, 170 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Holy Cross, Massachusetts

4. OT John Phillips (Syracuse, N.Y.) - 6-6, 245 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College

5. OT Aaron Monteiro (Brockton, Mass.) - 6-6, 308 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts

6. RB Jordan Gowins (Melville, N.Y.) - 6-0, 200 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Stony Brook, Toledo

7. TE Jake Burt (Lynnfield, Mass.) - 6-5, 230 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Virginia

8. ATH Ben Glines (Cincinnati, Ohio) - 6-1, 190 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Akron, Toledo, Western Michigan

9. OG Wyatt Knopfke (Sarasota, Fla.) - 6-2, 288 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Kentucky, Miami Hurricanes

10. RB Sharrieff Grice (West Hartford, Conn.) - 6-1, 200 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Albany, Fordham, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rutgers

11. DUAL Elijah Robinson (Montclair, N.J.) - 6-2, 185 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Air Force, Army, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan State, Navy, Nebraska, Rutgers, Temple, Virginia

12. ATH William Harris (Wallingford, Conn.) - 6-2, 205 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Old Dominion, Syracuse

13. ATH Michael Walker (Naples, Fla.) - 5-11, 179 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Arkansas State, Arizona, Florida International, Georgia Southern, Holy Cross

14. WR Chase Pankey (Cincinnati, Ohio) - 6-1, 191 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Ball State, Marshall

15. TE Chris Garrison (Groton, Mass.) - 6-4, 215 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Duke, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Syracuse

16. WR Mehdi El Attrach (Lake Nona, Fla.) - 6-1, 185 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Syracuse, Duke, Wake Forest, Louisville, Rutgers, Northwestern, Southern Mississippi, Massachusetts, East Carolina, Florida International, Bowling Green, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan, Memphis, South Alabama, Vanderbilt

17. S Davon Jones (Shrewsbury, Mass.) - 6-1, 180 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Coastal Carolina

18. FB Jimmy Martin (Maitland, Fla.) - 5-11, 204 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Florida International, Eastern Illinois, South Alabama, South Florida, Western Michigan

19. LB Tanner Karafa (Ashburn, Va.) - 6-2, 220 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Charlotte, Harvard, James Madison, Kentucky, Virginia, Virginia Tech

20. DT Ray Smith (San Diego, Ca.) - 6-2, 270 lbs., **
Offers: Boston College, Air Force, Navy, San Diego State

21. CB Taj-Amir Torres (Amherst, Mass.) - 5-10, 175 lbs., NR
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Massachusetts

22. WR Nolan Borgersen (Washington, N.J.) - 6-1, 185 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Buffalo, Central Florida, Harvard, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, Temple, Western Michigan, Yale

23. ATH/QB Jeff Smith (Clearwater, Fla.) - 6-1, 170 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Akron, Army, Holy Cross, Iowa State Cyclones, Louisville, Wisconsin

24. DE Wyatt Ray (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) - 6-3, 230 lbs., ***
Offers: Boston College, Cincinnati, Florida International, Northern Illinois, Minnesota, Syracuse, Wake Forest

25. DE Zach Allen (New Canaan, CT) 6-4, 255 lbs, ***
Offers: Boston College, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Rutgers, Connecticut, UCLA, Northwestern, UVA