BC High's McGuire commits to Holy Cross

Boston College High two-way lineman Mark McGuire has verbally committed to Holy Cross, his head coach Joe Gaff told ESPNBoston.com this afternoon.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound McGuire started nine games at both tight end and defensive line for the Eagles, who finished 3-8 in an injury-riddled 2012 campaign. He also captained this year's squad, and started both ways in the Eagles' 2011 campaign that ended in a Division 1 Eastern Mass. Super Bowl championship.

McGuire had offers as a preferred walk-on at several other Patriot League schools, but Gaff said Holy Cross was McGuire's first choice academically. McGuire will head into training camp competing for time at defensive end.

"He's hoping to get some time on the field," Gaff said. "We're just so excited, because he's worked so hard in the classroom to get himself in this position academically at Holy Cross and play football. We're excited for him and his family."