Up from the Space Coast in Florida comes linebacker Ty Schwab, a freshman Boston College Eagles newcomer in 2014.Schwab, who hails from the Atlantic coast of Florida but whose family originally came from Connecticut, performed admirably for Merritt Island High School. He was the All-Treasure Coast Defensive Player of the Year as a high school senior following a 107-tackle season.
Schwab’s recruitment may have always been destined to end up with him choosing maroon and gold (you’ll see why in a moment), but other schools that courted the three-star recruit included UMass, Maryland, UTEP, Tulane, and Western Michigan.
It is always encouraging when a player frames coming to Boston College as his “dream.”
“I committed right there on the phone. I love that school,” said Schwab, who attended a camp at Boston College earlier this month. “I went up there and fell in love with the school, fell in love with the coaching staff, the school, everything … It’s been my favorite school since I was a little kid. It’s my dream school and I couldn’t pass up an offer like this.”
Ty Schwab: Fast Facts
- Position: Linebacker
- Hometown: Merritt Island, Florida
- High School: Merritt Island High School
- Measurements: 6-foot-2, 220 lb.
- Class year at 2014 opener: Freshman
- BC games played: 0
Ty Schwab: 2013 Season (HS)
- Treasure Coast Defensive Player of the Year
- Cumulative statistics: 107 tackles, 6.5 sacks
- Did not appear on Spring 2014 roster
Schwab looks like a decent player who can end up becoming a productive linebacker for Boston College, as so many recent linebackers at this school have. There weer eight linebackers on the spring roster and more coming in with this 2014 recruiting class, including Ty Schwab, so there might not be a place for him in the standard 4-3 formation this season.
It is always possible that he will play in certain defensive situations, or get his feet wet on special teams, but do not be surprised to see a redshirt.
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