June 27, 2011

Huge OT makes the call

Haddonfield (N.J) Memorial offensive tackle Jim Cashman committed to Boston College on Saturday night after taking another campus visit on Friday. The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder had offers from 21 different programs including heavy hitters like Miami and others. Why did he choose the Eagles?

"I just really felt the best comfort level at BC with all the coaches," he said. "It's a great team, it has great academics and the coaches are down-to-earth people who care about football but also other aspects of college. I was looking for a good academic fit to go along with the football side of things and BC was perfect."

BC beat out Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest for Cashman's services as he was clearly looking for a top academic school.
"That was No. 1 on my list - academics," he explained. "But BC also has that great offensive line tradition as well so that was a factor. They just put another offensive lineman, Anthony Castanzo, in the NFL and they are known for developing linemen. I also really liked coach Dawson, my recruiting coach, and coach Devine is an awesome coach I can learn under."

Cashman is the third and possibly the last offensive lineman in this class for the Eagles.

"They said they are taking three or maybe four and they wanted another outside guy, a tackle," he said. "But they like me because I can play all three positions and they were honest and said they weren't sure where I'd end up. I just want to compete and get better."

Cashman will pursue studies in the sciences, possibly Biology or pre-med at BC. He joins Win Homer and Frank Taylor as high three star commitments along the line in this class. Cashman's recruiting blew up during the May evaluation period when he went from a handful of offers to more than 20.

"We sent out film to a bunch of schools and a lot of schools came to visit," he said. "The offers starting coming in really fast which was great. I appreciate all the schools that recruited me and am excited about the future at BC."



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