The Boston College Eagles will host one of their top targets in the 2014 class today, as two-star linebacker Christian Lezzer will visit Boston College today on an unofficial trip. The Eagles are the favorites to land Lezzer, as they are in a terrific position to land him and both recruiting analysts who voted on 247Sports’s Crystal Ball feature believe Lezzer will land with Boston College. Lezzer is also high on the Temple Owls, Kent State Golden Flashes, and the Arizona Wildcats. He is also high on the Maryland Terrapins and Pittsburgh Panthers, but neither school has offered Lezzer yet.
Arizona and in-state school Temple are the two biggest threats to Steve Addazio and Boston College in the quest to land Lezzer’s signature, and Pittsburgh would be a big challenge for BC if they were to offer. Lezzer was visited by a coach from Pitt on the 23rd of the month of April (the same day Arizona extended their offer), and he visited Pitt last month a day after being offered by Boston College. Two days before that, Lezzer took a visit to Boston College and visited New Hampshire a day after.
The 6’1″, 216 pound Clearfield standout attended junior day with the Penn State Nittany Lions, and he also has interest from the biggest team in the state. Another Big Ten program in the region, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, has shown interest. An offer from Pittsburgh would change the complexion of Lezzer’s recruitment and give him his biggest in-state offer, but an offer from Penn State would definitely change things as well. Howeer, it is more likely that Pitt offers than PSU, and it is also more likely that Maryland changes things with an offer of their own.
Christian Lezzer is a smart, strong player who is athletic and runs a sub-4.6 forty yard dash. Although he is only a two-star recruit, Lezzer has traits that coaches like, such as the versatility to succeed at both inside and outside linebacker. Boston College isn’t without competition, but they are definitely in the best standing to land Lezzer and could further improve things with another good visit today. It will be interesting to see when Lezzer decides to schedule a visit to Arizona, and I wonder how much location is a factor for Lezzer with regards to the Arizona offer.