Boston College Football 2014: Gabe McClary, WR


Freshman wide receiver Gabe McClary comes to the 2014 Boston College Eagles at a juncture where receiver depth needs bolstering in a big way.

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As a high school wide receiver in Winter Park, Florida, McClary developed a reputation for solid play.


also considers him to be a cornerback, but he was recruited to Boston College as a wide receiver.

As a matter of fact, Gabe McClary was recruited to a number of different schools excluding the one in Chestnut Hill. Amongst them were North Carolina, Illinois, Cincinnati, Arizona, and Iowa State. At the time of his commitment to Boston College, McClary was considered to be a three-star receiver.

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His arrival on the Heights could not come at a better time. With that said, will the Eagles utilize his services in 2014 or will they redshirt and wait for the future?

Gabe McClary: Fast Facts

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Hometown: Winter Park, Florida
  • High School: Winter Park High School
  • Measurements: 6-foot-3, 185 pounds
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Freshman
  • BC games played: 0

Gabe McClary: 2013 Season (HS)

Did not appear on Spring 2014 roster

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Boston College, even in recent times, has turned to true freshmen in times of need to fill key positions, and wide receiver qualifies considering how depleted it appears to be on paper. Gabe McClary has a chance to prove himself and earn a role, however large or small.

Even if he does find his way into playing time, others like Bobby Swigert and Dan Crimmins are more likely options to be the leading targets of Tyler Murphy. As has been acknowledged here in the past, and will be acknowledged again in the future, there is at least the possibility that an incoming freshman wide receiver(s) will take to the field this season. It is not possible to know at this point how those camp position battles will go, or even if the coaches have already mapped out a plan for McClary, but the chance does exist.

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