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Boston College Football Recruiting: LB Tanner Karafa Commits to Eagles


Boston College football turned a triple play on Wednesday, getting Virginia linebacker Tanner Karafa to commit and become the third recruit to climb aboard.

Karafa, a three-star outside linebacker, is the tenth recruit for the month so far and the 19th in the fast-growing 2015 recruiting class.

According to 247, at the time of his commitment, Tanner Karafa held notable offers from Virginia Tech, Penn State, Kentucky, and Virginia. Also, according to that recruiting service and elsewhere, this commitment is something of an upset, as Virginia Tech was considered to be a leading candidate for his services. He reportedly visited Boston College in May.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Karafa plays for Stone Bridge High School, the same school which produced former Boston College Eagles player Spenser Rositano.

Check out Boston College’s full 2015 recruit list here.

Tanner Karafa, who also self-lists as a tight end on his Hudl page, appears to be a talented linebacker. It notes that he was an all-district player in 2013.

Karafa delivers plenty of power on tackles, and much like we see in the highlights where he is playing tight end, he exhibits good blocking skills. He simply appears stronger than many of the opposing players against whom he is matched, and not to go without mention, Karafa’s hands look decent as well.

The Tanner Karafa commitment closes out a very busy and productive day for the Boston College Eagles football program. Three recruits in a single day is quite a feat, and now the Eagles are at nearly 20 recruits before July begins. Boston College is in a good spot moving forward.

We welcome Tanner to the Heights.

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  • Erich Roberts

    This kid is a nice looking athlete with nice size that could end up playing a few different positions at BC. His film has him playing mostly at tight end but he displays good speed and great athleticism for his size. He could be a good outside linebacker but given how big he already is and how many linebackers we brought in last year, he will probably be used as a pass rushing defensive end before becoming a full-time defensive end.