It had been a few days since the last Boston College football commitment for the 2014 class, which these days is a long time, so the coaching staff saw fit to get another player locked in.
That new player is Sam Schmal, a defensive end from Atlanta, Georgia who is being recruited as an offensive tackle. It was first reported by 247, who listed assistant Al Washington as the primary recruiter. Schmal becomes the seventeenth player to join the 2014 recruiting class, and the second from Georgia (and the fourth from the South). He was offered his scholarship to play for Boston College last Saturday, June 15. Schmal is a teammate of 2014 ATH recruit Cameron Seward, who will be joining him in Boston next year.
Schmal is @Not_So_Schmal, as his Twitter handle accurately reports. He is 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds, which is large for a defensive end but an adequate size for a learning offensive tackle. The major recruiting agencies had not yet ranked him at the time of his commitment to Boston College, but he is another young man that the staff saw, offered, and from whom they got a quick commitment.
That approach has yielded great dividends in these preliminary recruiting stages. Prior to Schmal’s commitment, 247 rated the Eagles as having the #21 class in the nation, while Rivals had the Eagles at #19 — both of which are excellent and far beyond the program’s standing in any recent years. Only Texas, Baylor, and Kentucky have more commitments than Boston College right now.
For video highlights of Schmal so far, you would appear to be out of luck. Nevertheless, we welcome him to the Heights and this fast-growing class.