After receiving the commitment from one Michigan product over the weekend, Boston College now has a chance to collect another product of the Great Lake State.
Middle linebacker prospect Eric Rogers of Warren, MI named his final five schools with the Eagles listed as one of his options. BC joins a number of Mid-American Conference schools - Bowling Green, Miami (OH), Toledo, and Western Michigan - on the list.
De La Salle 2016 LB Eric Rogers announced a Top 5 of; BGSU, Boston College, Miami (OH), Toledo, & Western Michigan: http://t.co/YIpoN0FpwA— The D Zone (@TheD_Zone) May 23, 2015
According to ESPN.com, Rogers received an offer from the Eagles, although BC is not listed as having done so on Rivals. Rivals also has Rogers receiving offers from Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Buffalo, and Central Michigan.
A three-star recruit, he is the 14th best prospect among Michigan 2016 recruits and the 19th best linebacking prospect. ESPN profiles him as a smart-type linebacker who is "quick to diagnose run vs. pass." He is a very capable run stopper when asked to get downhill and is a good tackler. BC would need to develop his ability to go side-to-side should he choose the Eagles.
Boston College will need to recruit some linebacker depth in the next couple of years. Although they bring in three players to the position in 2015, including one who grayshirted this spring (Jimmy Martin), the Eagles are expected to be a top heavy unit in 2016. By the time the '16 class is game ready, the majority of the current players will be into their senior year. If BC is able to stock the linebacking corps in next year's class, they would be able to redshirt a number of athletes and still potentially get three or four full, productive seasons out of them.