Steve Addazio continues to build that fence, landing Brockton offensive tackle Aaron Monteiro. Monteiro committed to the program pretty early on, citing location as one of the main factors in his decision. The 6-foot-6, 308-pounder selects Boston College over claimed offers from Connecticut, Iowa and Massachusetts.
Like fellow offensive tackle commit Anthony Palazzolo, Monteiro already has the size to be a collegiate offensive tackle. He is tough and physical, and looking at his tape he played some opponents that are comparable sizes (which is good because in some HUDL films it looks like Gulliver facing off against the Lilliputians).
I'm going to give basically the same outlook for Monteiro that I gave for Palazzolo. Offensive linemen usually don't start in college for a number of reasons. One is size; many of the kids that come up need to bulk up since college linemen are usually much bigger than opponents that they've faced in high school. Monteiro won't be affected by that as he is already the size of almost everyone who started on the BC line in 2014. However, he is coming in the fall, and given Addazio's track record, that would mean that he is going to probably redshirt this year-learning the complex blocking schemes that his offense demands takes some time.
Here are Aaron's highlights via Hudl:
Here's how Aaron stacks up according to the various recruiting services:
- Rivals: Three stars, 4th best Massachusetts recruit
- Scout: Three stars, 110th best offensive lineman
- 247Sports: Three stars, rated an 84, 102nd best offensive lineman, 2nd best Massachusetts recruit
- ESPN: Three stars, rated a 75, 75th best offensive lineman, 3rd best Massachusetts recruit