Ethan Tucky commits to Boston College: Eagles get four-star LB


Boston College picked up a four-star linebacker commitment in Ethan Tucky on Sunday, giving the program its first four-star commitment in four years.

Boston College picked up a major commitment Sunday evening when 2016 four-star outside linebacker Ethan Tucky (Delaware, Ohio. Rutherford B. Hayes) committed to the Eagles, according to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports.

He is ranked as the No. 417 overall player in his class, the No. 30 outside linebacker, and the No. 13 player in the state of Ohio per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. His recruitment was handled by running backs coach Al Washington.

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Tucky received 11 offers in total including one from the SEC in Kentucky. Boston College was the only ACC program to offer him: However, he had expressed interest in teams from within the conference in Duke, Florida State, and Pittsburgh.

For the Eagles, this marks 11 commitments in their 2016 class and the first four-star commit to join the fold. Currently, the class ranks No. 33 nationally and the No. 7 in the ACC.

This marks the first time since 2011 that the Eagles have landed a four-star recruit. Al Louis-Jean, who currently plays for the Chicago Bears was the last one with this distinction.

Even though Boston College may not be the most successful college football program, they do have a reputation and track record of developing talent at the linebacker position. Mark Herzlich, who currently plays for the New York Giants and Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers are recent BC products. Kuechly has gone on do tremendous things in the National Football League, being recognized with among other things the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, and a two-time Pro Bowl Selection in 2013 and 2014.

This is a huge victory for Boston College. Ever since head coach Steve Addazio took the title of head man in 2012, Boston College has slowly been improving on the recruiting trail. Now, the Eagles and their fans are beginning to see the “fruits or their labor”, something they hope will continue in the future.

Boston College now has 11 commitments in a class that ranks 33rd in the nation and is the 7th best in the 247Sports team rankings.

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