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Thursday, January 5, 2012
BC, Big Ten on radar for Everett OT Montelus

By ESPNBoston.com

ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on the East Recruiting Blog with Everett junior offensive tackle John Montelus, who had four Division 1 FBS scholarship offers before the start of the 2011 season and has since added a fifth from Boston College.

Virginia, Syracuse, UConn and NC State all offered the 6-foot-5, 295-pound Montelus before his 16th birthday. He then went out and lived up to those expectations by being named to ESPN Boston's MIAA All-State Team.

Could more offers be coming down the pipe? Brown writes:



Montelus, who plays left tackle, said BC offensive line coach Sean Devine was at two of his games last season. Montelus has shown interest in BC as well. He attended BC's game against Florida State last season, and was in attendance when BC played Virginia in 2010.

Montelus helped Everett extend the program's winning streak to 25 games when it beat Lincoln-Sudbury, 36-13, in the Eastern Massachusetts Division 1A Super Bowl in December.

Montelus said he thinks West Virginia and Rutgers are also close to offering him a scholarship. He has also been invited to attend a junior day at West Virginia next month.

“Big Ten schools are starting to talk to me too,” he said. “Michigan's offensive line coach talked to me recently and I've also heard from Purdue and Nebraska.

“I don't really like to talk about what schools I like and what schools I don't like. I have another year and people will find out. Right now I'm just happy all these schools have offered me.”