Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
On Monday, Boston College football landed the commitment of OL Wyatt Knopfke, the ninth high schooler to join the 2015 Eagles recruiting class.
He is the first recruit from Florida in this class and the second recruit to commit in the last three days, with multi-position athlete Ben Glines of Ohio adding his name to the list on Saturday.
The news on Wyatt Knopfke, who was recruited primarily by assistant coach Todd Fitch, was broken by his coach at Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota, Florida. This gentleman claimed on that same Twitter feed that Knopfke boasted nine offers, including other power conference schools such as Kentucky and Miami.
He took one unofficial visit to Boston College during his open recruitment, while also heavily courting Kentucky and Miami. The Eagles’ offer was the most recent of the three that Wyatt Knopfke would receive, getting it a year later on March 29 of 2014.
Knopfke, who plays tackle for Cardinal Mooney, reportedly measures in at 6-foot-4 and 288 pounds. A video of his junior year highlights are available.
Five of Boston College’s nine recruits so far in this 2015 class are offensive lineman, a testament to this coaching staff’s desire to replenish the unit. The resurgence of the offensive line in 2013 was crucial to the success of Andre Williams and the type of offense Addazio wants to run, and in adding another lineman in Wyatt Knopfke, they are taking nothing for granted, stocking the roster as much as they can, as early as they can.
Additionally, any time Boston College can beat an SEC school and a Florida school (especially when said recruit is from Florida) for a player’s services, it’s something of a minor coup. It speaks to how well the staff is doing at connecting with these young men up and down the east coast.
We welcome Wyatt to the Boston College community.