Stewart to BC

Middletown, Conn., product Graham Stewart gave a verbal commitment to Boston College on Friday night and while schools in Florida are still recruiting him heavily, he told Scout.com on Sunday that he's firm with the Eagles.

Graham Stewart, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker from Xavier High School gave his verbal commitment to Boston College on Friday night and talked to Scout.com about it just moments ago.

"I committed to Boston College on Friday night," Stewart said. "I gave Coach (Mike) Siravo a call and then on Saturday morning I talked to Coach (Frank) Spaziani and everyone was very juiced up and excited about it. I was just really excited to get the decision done and out of the way, so it was a great feeling."

Stewart had offers from Boston College, Iowa, Connecticut, Temple and Syracuse. He was also flirting with Florida, Florida State and Miami who are still recruiting him, however he told us that he is completely solid in his decision to be an Eagle.

"For starters, I was a huge fan of the ACC and I think it's a great conference with all of the quality teams that are a part of it," Stewart added. "I fell in love with BC as did my parents and the academics are huge there. It's not too far away, but it's far enough away to where I'm on my own and getting that college experience for myself. I'm looking into possibly being a business major as my father owns a few gyms, so I might take that over when I get out of school and expand it. I'm sure during my first year I'll figure out what I want to be and take things from there."

"Coach (Bill) McGovern says I have the ability to play all three linebacker positions, but Coach Siravo has always been recruiting me as a middle linebacker, so I think I'll start out there," Stewart explained. "I think I can play very well there. I think I can learn a lot from Luke Kuechly who is a great player at the position who is going to be a junior when I get up there and they have other guys playing on either side of him who are really young and talented."

As a junior, Stewart had 110 tackles, five sacks, one interception, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

Stewart also reports a short shuttle of 4.24 seconds a boasts a 38-inch vertical leap.

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