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Friday, July 23, 2010
ACC schools in running for Porter

By Brendan Hall

Good week for offensive linemen, at least in terms of publicity.

Yesterday, we told you about Dartmouth's Andrew Kestenbaum, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound senior who could be getting some offers soon. Today we present to you Natick's Liam Porter, who picked up a scholarship offer from Boston College in the last month and, according to his head coach Mark Mortarelli, has one potentially on the way from the University of Virginia.

The 6-foot-6, 315-pound senior (again, can't teach size) demonstrated a high potential for the Red and Blue last season, with the holes he paved for a hard-nosed stable of running backs. The Red and Blue were one of the state's most prolific offenses in 2009, averaging 32.9 points per game and finishing 12-1 after losing to Reading in the Division 2 EMass Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium.

"He has good, quick feet and nice long arms that colleges like to see when they look at offensive linemen," Mortarelli told correspondent Roger Brown. "He also has a nasty streak that's beneficial when you play football. He competes on every play. He likes to be the top dog out there. There were games last year when we rode him up and down the field all night."

Brown has more about Porter on his recruiting blog.