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ESPN Boston and the Boston Herald’s Adam Kurkjian have reported that Boston College football recruiting efforts have paid off yet again, with another member of the 2015 class joining on Saturday.
That young man is Aaron Monteiro, a two-way lineman from Brockton High School in Massachusetts. He is the fifth recruit in the class, the fourth to commit in the past two weeks, and the third recruit from Massachusetts. Notably, he plays for the same high school as former Eagle Al Louis-Jean.
Recruiting information on Monteiro is limited, but ESPN’s Brendan Hall reports that he also sported offers from UMass, Connecticut, and Iowa.
The majority of what we know of Monteiro’s game comes from the man himself. He lists himself as being a massive 6-foot-6 and 308 pounds who has played offensive line (tackle and guard) and defensive tackle. The only other nugget we have is that he was on the All-Big Three Conference team.
Whatever more we learn about Monteiro in the coming months, one thing is clear: when we heard that Steve Addazio would turn Boston College football recruiting towards finding more offensive linemen, they weren’t kidding. Four of the Eagles’ five newcomers for 2015 so far are offensive linemen, and they probably are not done yet. The notion of the program being “O-Line U” was lost before Addazio’s arrival, but he and his coaching staff have quickly shifted their attention back towards replenishing this critical unit.
We welcome Aaron to the Heights.