Sharrieff Grice, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound outside linebacker from Kingswood Oxford in West Hartford, Connecticut, is the latest Eagle to sign on the dotted line. Grice committed to Boston College last June, and despite claimed offers from Albany, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Fordham, and Rutgers, decided that Chestnut Hill was the place he wanted to play his college ball.
Grice is the type of hybrid linebacker that Don Brown's system thrives off of. In high school he played both LB and safety, and that speed and power is what Brown looks for in his recruits. He can line up at the line of scrimmage and defend the run, blitz the cornerback or go back into coverage. He has excellent speed for a linebacker, is not overly big per se, and has good hands.
We could be seeing Grice this season depending on what Brown plans on him for. If Brown sees more of a need at safety, where there was a lot of graduation, he could be on the two deep immediately. However, if Don decides to use him at linebacker, there will be a log jam at the position between Tim Joy, Steven Daniels, Mike Strizak, Connor Strachan, and a variety of other players. There will be some space on the two deep this year at that position however, and it could be a position to watch for in the summer.
Here are Grice's highlights via HUDL:
Grice's rankings from the recruiting services are as follows.
- Rivals: Two stars, 8th best Connecticut recruit
- Scout: Three stars
- 247Sports: Three stars, rated an 84, 118th best running back, 8th best Connecticut recruit
- ESPN: Three stars, rated a 75, 109th best running back, 7th best Connecticut recruit