Boston College Football Recruiting: OT James Hendren Commits


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Just yesterday, we spoke about how the college football world is starting to take notice of Boston College football’s hot recruiting. Some wondered how the program’s recruiting would change now that they’re not quite flying under the radar anymore. So far, the answer is that it hasn’t, and in fact they’re getting even hotter with Boston College having secured its eleventh commitment for the 2014 class.

On Wednesday afternoon, offensive tackle James Hendren informed the world that he will play for Boston College in 2014.

Hendren, a Brookline native, currently plays for the Dexter School in his hometown, which is not far from the Heights at all. His other FBS offers were Rutgers, Ohio, and Massachusetts.

Hendren is the second offensive lineman to enter this recruiting class; Jon Baker (Millis, MA) was the first to commit on April 20.

247 Sports rates Hendren as the #1 recruit in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, just slightly ahead of Eagles commits Connor Strachan and Isaac Yiadom. With the Hendren commitment, the Eagles now have the top three 2014 recruits in Massachusetts en route, and five of the top six.

Steve Addazio and his staff have pulled another notable recruiting feat, and they continue to build a brick wall around their own state. For the most part, all of the top Massachusetts talent is now choosing to stay home to play for the Eagles, a stark contrast from the way things were just a year ago at this time when BC got just two of Massachusetts’ top ten (one of whom committed after the coaching change).