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Eagles pull another one from Ohio

Athlete Drew Barksdale (Solon, Ohio/Solon) has become Boston College's seventh Class of 2013 verbal from the state of Ohio, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound rising senior also picked up scholarship offers from Air Force, Akron and Ohio.

"I wanted a school with good football and one which would fit me academically,'' he said. "My grandparents live about 10-15 minutes away from BC and I have an aunt who lives about 45 minutes away. It's comforting to know I'll have family close by.''

Barksdale, the younger brother of Michigan State receiver Tres Barksdale, rushed for 339 yards and five touchdowns, caught eight passes for 126 yards and completed 10 of 18 pass atempts for 85 yards and two touchdowns last fall.

The Eagles have 17 total pledges for 2013.