Boston College Football Recruiting: TE Chris Garrison Commits to Eagles


The Boston College Eagles picked up their second recruit in two days and their fifteenth for the class on Saturday when 2015 tight end Chris Garrison committed.

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The news was originally reported by Eagle Action’s Justin Rowland.

Garrison, a rising senior tight end from Groton who plays for Lawrence Academy, is the fifth Massachusetts recruit in this class. He is also the sixth for the month of June to say yes to Steve Addazio and the Eagles coaching staff, making it the most productive month so far this year.

Rivals considers three-star Chris Garrison the second-best recruit in the Commonwealth for 2015, while 247 is more conservative by merely calling him the fifth-best. His offer list at the time of his commitment on Saturday includes such schools as Maryland, Syracuse, and UConn.

Check out Boston College’s full 2015 recruit list here.

Garrison’s measurements are 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds; on his Hudl page, he self-reports a 40-time of 4.64 seconds. That website also contains his most recent tape:

One thing that an observer will notice in watching Chris Garrison’s game film from 2013 is that there are a number of highlights of him as a kick and/or punt returner. Several times, he was able to take it to the house. That shows another dimension to his game, and another potential value to Boston College when he arrives. On offense, as with the other receiver who committed this weekend, Chase Pankey, Garrison seems bigger and faster than the defenses with which he has been faced — a man amongst boys, almost literally.

The film also shows Chris Garrison throwing some crucial blocks and making plays on defense as part of their secondary (on the aforementioned Hudl page, he is listed as a quarterback, strong safety, wide receiver, and punter).

Garrison looks to be a versatile player with skills that can help this program. Addazio has wanted to keep the best talent in this state close to home, and he continues to succeed at it. We welcome Chris to the Heights.