St. Sebastian's linebacker Connor Strachan verbally committed to Boston College tonight, he confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.
Strachan, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound two-way player, was an integral part of last year's Arrows squad, which went 8-0 and earned a berth in the Arthur Valincenti Bowl, beating King Low Heywood Thomas 40-7.
The Wellesley resident is graded as a four-star recruit by ESPN, and reportedly tests well. Per Scouts Inc.'s database, he runs a 4.48 40-yard dash, a 4.18 20-yard shuttle, and measures a 36.5 inch vertical leap.
Wake Forest, Virginia, UConn and UMass had also offered Strachan at the time of his commitment. He is the fourth in-state commitment for Steve Addazio's 2014 recruiting class, joining Millis lineman Jon Baker, Doherty defensive back Isaac Yiadom and Roxbury Latin tight end/linebacker Kevin Cohee.
There are thick bloodlines with Strachan. His brother, Brian, is currently a wide receiver at Brown University. Their uncle, Steve, starred at Burlington High in the early 80's before going on to Boston College and the Los Angeles Raiders.
Scouts Inc.'s evaluation of Strachan considers him "a physical and athletic prospect capable of seeing early action at the BCS level of play. Could possibly contribute on offense as a fullback and on special teams. Falling under the radar due to lack of ideal length."
Below are some of Strachan's highlights from last season: