Boston College has reportedly offered a scholarship to three-star defensive end prospect Nolan DeFranco of Winter Haven, Florida. On Thursday, he tweeted out the following:
The Eagles are one of a host of schools already offering the big sized defensive end. DeFranco already has offers from over a dozen different schools. Of Power 5 conference teams, he's received offers from Indiana, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Wake Forest. He's also received interest from Georgia Tech, Purdue, and Rutgers.
According to ESPN's Insider recruiting (subscription required), DeFranco is a tall defender with good speed. He has a good rush off the edge and is capable of hitting a second gear when the quarterback is in his crosshairs. He does require more refinement in form tackling but has tremendous upside and is considered a high value prospect.
Boston College has just three defensive ends in spring practice, all of which are juniors or seniors (two seniors in Mike Strizak and Malachi Moore with one junior in Kevin Kavalec) and one of which (Strizak) is a converted linebacker.
The Eagles did recruit one DE as part of their 2015 class (Zach Allen), but they're in need of depth over the next couple of seasons.
Watch some of DeFranco's junior year highlights by clicking here.