Boston College Football 2014: Kevin Cohee, LB


Boston College Eagles football recruiting endeavors have in recent times taken our coaches to a number of different states across the fruited plain. In the case of Kevin Cohee, they did not have to go very far at all.

Cohee comes to Boston College as a class of 2014 signee out of West Roxbury, having played his high school ball at the Roxbury Latin School, just minutes away from the Soaring to Glory World Headquarters. On a bad, traffic-replete day, that’s about a 20-minute drive from the Heights.

Today’s featured Eagle is brand new to the roster, but Kevin Cohee has been in Boston College’s back pocket for a while. As one of the earlier commits to join the 2014 class, we have known Cohee was on his way here since April 20, 2013. He sported other offers from UConn and UMass; given that information, it would certainly seem he made the right call.

Boston College is bringing rival schools together. Kevin Cohee comes from Roxbury Latin; his new teammate, Kevin Bletzer, comes from local Westie rival Catholic Memorial. We’re all about building bridges here.

Cohee will be joining a linebacking corps that has done very well for itself over the years. How does he fit in to the long-term plan?

Kevin Cohee: Fast Facts

  • Position: Inside linebacker
  • Hometown: West Roxbury, Massachusetts
  • High School: The Roxbury Latin School
  • Measurements: 6-foot-3, 240 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 season opener: Freshman
  • BC games played: 0
  • Did not appear on Spring 2014 roster

There is a lot to like about Kevin Cohee, widely considered to be one of the top ten recruits in Massachusetts for the 2014 signing class. He’s already got plenty of size for his age and word is that he is solid at tackling. He will not necessarily get to play this season, as it is possible that the coaching staff will elect to redshirt him, but there are going to be opportunities for fresh faces to play.

There will be a new starter at middle linebacker this year as Steele Divitto is gone, so someone else is going to move into the rotation (ostensibly backing up Sean Duggan). At this point, it is tough to say if Cohee plays as a true freshman, but all indications are that he will play down the road for this team in a prominent role.