November 10, 2011

TE committed but keeping doors open

Dorchester (Mass.) Boston College High tight end Jameson McShea has been committed to Temple since the summer but as EagleAction.com reported a couple of months back he's still in talks with BC.

The 6-foot-4, 234-pound in-state tight end committed to Temple at the very beginning of July and he remains on board with the Owls.

"I'm 100-percent committed to Temple right now," McShea said.

Perhaps the key words in that line were "right now". McShea hasn't exactly kept his contact with BC, and his interest in the school, a secret.

"I'm 100-percent with Temple but I'm still talking to Boston College," McShea added. "I went to their game against UMass and had a good time.

"Coach (Sean) Devine has been recruiting me for a while and we're still talking. I think right now they just want to evaluate me a little more. Right now I'm not there (with an offer) but we'll see what happens."

Of course, BC has precious few scholarships remaining for 2012 prospects so McShea could be considered by some to be a long shot offer candidate. Nonetheless, the fact that the lines of communication are still open is a sign that there's a chance BC could make that call and give him some good news.

Temple is recruiting McShea as a tight end while Boston College likes him as a defensive end or a defensive tackle. McShea told EagleAction.com that he's fine playing either position.

This year he has caught about a dozen passes but has been more of a run blocker for his offense.

Even if BC doesn't offer McShea is content with how the process has played out.

"I really like Temple a lot," he said. "I haven't had a chance to visit this year just because of our busy schedule but I'll definitely be doing that after the season."

McShea added that several Ivy League schools are showing interest. They have told him that he may need to improve his grades just a tad in order to be accepted but it sounds like things are moving in a positive direction on that front as well.


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