November 22, 2011

2013 lineman has high hopes for BC

In spite of the fact that the Eagles have had a rough season John Montelus is staying upbeat about Boston College's future. The junior in-state offensive lineman from Everett is looking beyond the numbers in the win and loss columns and he sees signs of hope.

At 6-foot-5 and 295-pounds, Montelus was one of the most physically impressive prospects in the state this fall. He was also one of the most improved players.

Montelus and Everett have one regular season game remaining before the playoffs. So far they're undefeated and just one of their games to date was close. Of course, last year Everett went undefeated and won the Super Bowl

"The last time we lost a game was my freshman year," he explained.

Not surprisingly then, Montelus loves to win. That could be a factor in his decision whenever he's ready to make it down the road.

Boston College actually became the most recent school to offer him a scholarship in recent weeks.

"I went to the Florida State game this year (at BC)," Montelus explained. "It was a good game to go to but by halftime it was a blowout.

"I'm still looking at BC. They're definitely a good school for linemen. The losses don't really matter because it's a young team. They've got a lot going for them."

Montelus said he has visited BC about three or four times now. He has met the coaches but hasn't developed a very personal relationship yet. That will come.

"Right now my mom really wants me to stay close to home," Montelus said. "We'll see. We'll see what I'm thinking in a couple of months."

UConn, NC State, Syracuse and Virginia are the other schools that have verbally offered Montelus.

Penn State was one of the schools recruiting him very hard.

"We've kind of decided to cool down on them a little bit," he said, pointing out that the Jerry Sandusky news has affected his opinion of the school.

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