March 29, 2011

BC trying to get OL on campus

With senior offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo and Thomas Claiborne graduating and pursuing careers in the NFL, the Eagles are going to have some big shoes to fill on the offensive line. Fortunately, the Eagles coaching staff has a great track record of finding talented offensive lineman, plugging them in and turning them into top draft picks. Offensive guard Ryan Anderson is a lineman that the staff believes would look good in maroon and gold.

The most important thing for the coaching staff, however, is finding a way to get the Kent (Ohio) Theodore Roosevelt lineman on campus.

"I am trying to find a way to visit, but I'm not sure if I will, it's kind of tough to get out to Boston from here," said Anderson. "The coaches have been trying to get me to come out, but it's hard to get out there, it's like a 10 hour drive."

Anderson, who holds offers from eight schools, including Boston College, says the Eagles have been recruiting him hard all along. What has been there message?

"They said they are excited about me as a man and as a player," said Anderson. "They are excited about me academically and what I can do on the football field."

What has the 6-foot-3, 315-pound lineman heard about Boston College?

"I've heard they produce a bunch of good offensive lineman. They have kind of become an 'O-line U' I guess," said Anderson. "I know about Matt Ryan, and how they have gotten some good recruits the last couple of years."

Anderson says he has no favorites to this point but says academics and playing time are the two most important factors to him.
During the off-season the standout lineman plans to visit schools and continues to work on his footwork, conditioning, and explosion.

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