Ian Silberman is one of two incoming Florida transfers to the Boston College Eagles, and he will help the team’s veteran offensive line this season.Silberman is a native Floridian, having gone to the Gators from Orange Park, just outside Jacksonville. At the time of his recruitment, Ian Silberman was a four-star offensive lineman in the Rivals Top 100. His scouting report coming out of high school included the word “Blue Chip” and, not surprisingly, Steve Addazio personally recruited him down to the Swamp.
Other offers he declined at the time included Florida State, Michigan, and Clemson — a sure sign that Silberman was one of the nation’s top offensive linemen for his year.
Once he arrived at Florida, Silberman would go on to appear in 20 games, graduating from the school in 2013 with a degree in Family, Youth And Community Science.
Following his graduation, much like his former teammate Tyler Murphy, Silberman decided to make a new start at Boston College.
Ian Silberman #75: Fast Facts
- Position: Offensive lineman
- Hometown: Orange Park, Florida
- High School: Fleming Island High School, Fleming Island, FL
- Measurements: 6-foot-5, 293 lb.
- Class year at 2014 opener: Graduate student
- BC games played: 0
Ian Silberman #75: 2013 Season (Florida)
- Starting left guard
- Games played: 8; 4 starts
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
One relevant name when considering Silberman’s potential impact is Matt Patchan. The latter, of course, was a Florida Gators transfer during the 2013 season whose college football career was beset by injury. When he came to the Heights, a rejuvenated Patchan made a big difference for “O-Line U.”
Silberman is a talented, capable enough player to be able to do the same. He already knows the coach, he knows the scheme, and he knows the quarterback he will seek to protect. Ian Silberman has every chance at having a great final year of eligibility at Boston College, and chances are he will.
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