El Attrach is the third Floridian in the 2015 Eagles recruiting class, and he hails from Lake Nona, which is part of Orlando. He will be entering his senior season at Lake Nona High School, where he currently plays wide receiver as well as some on defense; he was recruited to Boston College as an athlete, and he was certainly not the only one.
Rivals, who classifies the player as a “soft verbal,” reports that Mehdi El Attrach had what appears to be a good junior year in 2013. As a receiver — if the final numbers are accurate — he turned 40 receptions into 827 yards, or over 20 yards per reception. This helped him to score seven touchdowns on the season. On the other side of the football, El Attrach had 25 tackles, five interceptions, and three recovered fumbles. Not a bad year at all.
Mehdi El Attrach’s offer list was fairly long at the time of his commitment on Tuesday, including such schools as Northwestern, Syracuse, Western Kentucky, Duke, Louisville, and Wake Forest. Of that list, some believed that Northwestern was the leader, but the coaching staff of Boston College was able to make it work.
El Attrach presents value to college football teams on both sides of the line of scrimmage, which speaks to why bigger-name schools began pursuing him despite some arbitrary two-star rankings. We welcome Mehdi to the Heights.