When Boston College thought they got a solid safety in Tre Tarpley, they also found out that defensive tackle Noa Merritt was coming to push the 2014 class to thirty commitments.
As BCI’s AJ Black notes that “with thin depth at the position, injuries to Mehdi Abdesmad and the loss of Tevin Montgomery, defensive tackle was an area that the Eagles needed to address.” Despite the fact that Merritt is only rated as a 2 star prospect by both 247 and Rivals, Boston College needed another body to fill up the line. One must wonder if the offer to Merritt was a result of the BC coaching staff knowing that target Zeek Rodney was leaning towards Wake Forest, where he committed today.
Merritt was committed to Western Michigan since July 2013 but de-committed on January 22nd which is most likely around the time Boston College offered the defensive tackle. BCI’s Brian Favat reported earlier today that Merritt was visiting Boston College this weekend and cited a New Jersey Herald article basically quoting Merritt as saying that he wanted to closer to his home in Sparta, New Jersey.
The BC commit measures at 6’1 260lbs and according to his Hudl page runs a 4.75 40 and benches 350lbs. But what is more impressive is his wrestling record at Pope John XXIII. From nj.com, his record for 2013-2014 is 9-0. Last season, he went 30-4. In his three years in the sport he has a 40-5 record. Not too shabby.
I wonder whether Merritt will be the last addition to the 2014 class or whether Coach Steve Addazio has another rabbit up his sleeve. I wouldn’t be surprised.
Anyways we want to welcome Noa Merritt to the Heights and hope that he can have a long and fruitful career.
From Noa Merritt(who already followed us!!):
— Noa Merritt™ (@dasheett) January 26, 2014
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