Outside of the usual crop of recruits coming to Boston College from the suburban reaches of Beantown, Eagles head coach Frank Spaziani must have liked what he saw in Chicago.
BC signed three Chicago-area recruits Wednesday, including an offensive lineman from three-peat state champion Maine South (Park Ridge)
and a linebacker who is considered to be one of the best defensive players in suburban Chicago. Outside of Boston, no other one area contributed as much to BC's recruiting class.Nick Lifka
, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound linebacker with Naperville North (Naperville)
, earlier verbaled to BC and signed a National Letter of Intent with the Eagles Wednesday. A two-time DuPage Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Lifka had 168 tackles and two interceptions in 2010. His long list of other offers included Louisiana State and Indiana, but Boston College was the only school he officially visited and he picked the Eagles last June.
Also signing with BC was Maine South offensive lineman Victor Nelson
, a 6-7, 300-pound monster on the line. In four years of varsity and junior varsity, Nelson‘s teams won three Illinois Class 8A titles and lost just two games.
Joining Nelson in BC colors will be Providence Catholic (New Lenox)
offensive lineman Dan Lembke
, 6-5 and 282 pounds.