In an email this morning to the Boston area media, Roxbury Latin Athletic Director Tony Teixeira confirmed that Class of 2014 tight end/linebacker Kevin Cohee received an offer from Boston College yesterday during a meeting with head coach Steve Addazio.
The Eagles are the third Division 1 FBS school to extend an offer to the 6-foot-3, 240-pound Cohee, joining UConn and UMass. Rutgers, Syracuse and NC State have also expressed varying amounts of interest.
This BC offer, however, holds some significant weight. Cohee is a lifelong resident of Chestnut Hill, growing up close to the BC campus.
At this point, it is not agreed upon which side of the ball Cohee ultimately projects. He has interest as a tight end from UConn, while other schools can see him at either tight end or a hybrid linebacker/rush end.
In eight games last fall for the 6-2 Foxes, Cohee had 23 catches for 364 yards and five touchdowns, to go along with a team-high 37 tackles, three sacks and a pick-six on defense. He was part of an explosive Foxes offense that saw quarterback Mackay Lowrie -- himself an incoming BC recruit -- set the ISL single-season record for touchdown passes.
Cohee is the sixth in-state player to receive an offer from the Eagles in the Class of 2014 this offseason. BC received a commitment last Friday from Doherty defensive back Isaac Yiadom; they've also offered St. John's Prep running back Jonathan Thomas, Millis/Hopedale lineman Jon Baker, Everett defensive back Lubern Figaro, and St. Sebastian's linebacker Connor Strachan.