April 10, 2007

Illinois tackle names BC in top three

Should anyone doubt the appeal of Boston College one might look to the example of Arlington Heights (IL) St. Viator's Emmett Cleary. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound offensive tackle holds an offer from Northwestern and not the Eagles. But that didn't stop the junior lineman from making the cross-country trek on his own to Chestnut Hill for an unofficial visit two weeks ago.

"They haven't sent me many letters or anything," said Cleary. "I just heard so many positive things from other people. A buddy of mine camped there last summer and was very impressed.

"My family and I took it upon ourselves to take a trip to Boston.

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