Posted: 7:38 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
By A.J Black
Eagles land two more dudes for the recruiting class of 2014.
On Sunday, Addazio and the Boston College coaching staff landed a pair of defensive commits to round out the 2014 class. Pope John XXIII defensive tackle Noa Merritt (Sparta, NJ) and safety Tre Tarpley (Pittsburgh, PA) both have verbally committed to Boston College.
Tarpley, a two star recruit on Rivals (three on 247) was a high rising recruit who recently received an offer from Vanderbilt and Western Michigan. 247 had him projected to Temple, but Tarpley who recently visited Boston College, confirmed via Twitter today that he wants to be a dude:
Tarpley will be joining a growing pool of recruits that will be trying to rebuild a BC secondary that struggled mightily last year. Kam Moore, Allen Dawson, Kevin Bletzer, Cam Seward, Richard Wilson and Isaac Yiadom have also been brought in to play in the secondary.
The other big news today was the commitment of DT Noa Merritt. Clearly with thin depth at the position, injuries to Mehdi Abdesmad and the loss of Tevin Montgomery, defensive tackle was one an area that the Eagles needed to address. Earlier in the day target Zeek Rodney committed to Wake Forest, so it was of little surprise that Merritt was high on BC's list. Merritt recently decommitted from Western Michigan, along with interest from UConn was ranked a two star on both Rivals and 247 with an offer from Northern Illinois, and finished his high school career with 28 sacks.
Just like Tarpley, Merritt jumped on Twitter to announce his commitment:
Given that BC had five early enrollees, that leaves BC with a class of 22 (27 total). It's hard to estimate how many open scholarships they have remaining, but I would imagine that they probably are going to look at grabbing one more wide receiver (I predict Nat Dixon) and maybe a quarterback. Otherwise I don't expect BC to make any other big splashes for this class and will move on to the 2015 class.
Welcome to the Heights Tre and Noa!