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Boston College Football Recruiting 2016: OL/DT Tom Kowalkoski Commits To Boston College

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O-Line U picks up a 6'4" prospect out of Detroit Rock City.

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Boston College continued picking up recruits for the 2016 season when they added two-way prospect Tom Kowalkoski out of Detroit Catholic Central HS in Michigan.

Kowalkoski originally committed in March to Western Michigan after receiving interest from several schools, including Big Ten institutions Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan state, Northwestern, and Purdue. He had received offers from WMU, Cincinnati, and Miami (OH).

Listed at 6'5", 275 pounds, the Northville, MI native ran a 5.39 40-yard dash with a 5.00 20-yard shuttle. He registered a 24.2 foot vertical jump and a 33.0 food power throw. He is considered a three-star prospect by both ESPN and 247sports.com.

Kowalkoski will provide BC with a good-sized offensive lineman who projects to a tackle position. The Eagles are in the process of building depth along the protective line after graduating nearly every starter from last season. BC had just 10 offensive linemen on their spring roster, of which the majority will be preparing to graduate once Kowalkoski is able to step into the starting lineup.

Since he can play defensive tackle, it's also very possible Steve Addazio chooses to install him on the interior defensive line. With his quick speed in the shuttle, he would have a good enough first step to be a solid run stuffing lineman. Once developed, he could become the next in a long line of Eagles linemen who are able to disrupt the running game and wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks.

His highlights are available by clicking here.