The latest offer 2013 offensive lineman John Montelus (Everett, Mass.) received was the one his mom was waiting for.
Boston College pulled the trigger on an offer in late November. Montelus, a 6-foot-5, 295-pound junior, previously had received offers from Connecticut, N.C. State, Syracuse and Virginia.
“Academic-wise, it's a good school,” Montelus said. “It's close to home, and my mom wants me to be close to home.”
Montelus, who plays left tackle, said BC offensive line coach Sean Devine was at two of his games last season. Montelus has shown interest in BC as well. He attended BC's game against Florida State last season and was in attendance when BC played Virginia in 2010.
Montelus helped Everett extend the program's winning streak to 25 games when it beat Lincoln-Sudbury, 36-13, in the Eastern Massachusetts Division 1A Super Bowl in December.
Montelus said he thinks West Virginia and Rutgers are also close to offering him a scholarship. He also has been invited to attend a junior day at West Virginia next month.
“Big Ten schools are starting to talk to me, too,” he said. “Michigan's offensive line coach talked to me recently, and I've also heard from Purdue and Nebraska.
“I don't really like to talk about what schools I like and what schools I don't like. I have another year and people will find out. Right now I'm just happy all these schools have offered me.”