St. John's Prep junior tight end Jake Burt has verbally committed to Boston College for the 2015 season, he announced this afternoon on his Twitter account.
BC initially offered the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Burt back on March 15. At the time of his commitment he also had an offer from Virginia, as well as FCS schools Holy Cross, Brown and Harvard.
Operating in a "flex" role for Prep in its spread offense, Burt was a versatile, athletic target, lining up in the slot, split out wide, or in-line. Burt is also a star for Prep in basketball, where the Eagles claimed the top seed in Division 1 North this winter; and in volleyball, where last spring the Eagles reached the North final.
Burt is BC's fourth in-state commitment for the 2015 class in the last 25 days. On the same day that BC offered Burt, they received a commitment from Shepherd Hill offensive guard Chris Lindstrom. That was followed by pledges from Everett cornerback Lukas Denis and Brockton swing lineman Aaron Monteiro.
"It’s a good situation, he's a great kid," said Prep head coach Brian St. Pierre, himself a Prep alum who starred as BC's quarterback from 1999-2002 and spent nearly a decade in the NFL. "I'm just happy for him because he's a very good kid, very coachable. I've known Jake for a couple years now and he's fun to be around, he's got a great work ethic. He's very unassuming for as good of a player as he is, he wants to blend in and be just one of the guys. That's what you appreciate about him."
More details to follow.