A week later, the 6-foot-3, 250-pound Gutapfel gave his pledge to the ACC program.
"I've committed to Boston College," said Gutapfel. "I've been talking with my coach and family since getting the offer, and after going up to Boston and seeing just how beautiful it is, I couldn't wait any longer."
While excited about his football future, Gutapfel was extremely sold on the academics offered by Boston College.
"They have a great education to offer," said Gutapfel. "I want to become a teacher and coach, so being able to take advantage of their great educational program was big in my decision. The football is there as they are competitive in the ACC, and I don't think anyone is going to do better than this so I jumped on it."
How did the Eagles coaches take the news of his commitment?
"They were real happy and I was real happy when I told them," said Gutapfel. "I spoke with (assistant) coach (Sean) Devine and I'm going to talk with (head) coach (Frank) Spaziani by the end of the week."
As for the reaction of his family, Gutapfel knows there is joy and some sorrow.
"I think my mother likes the fact the tuition is getting paid," said Gutapfel. "I think she is a little upset that I'll be going so far from home, but I think she is also real happy for me and excited.
"Boston College offered the perfect mix of education and football. There are not many colleges out there that have both, but Boston College does and it was too good to pass on."