Shepherd Hill Regional two-way lineman Alec Lindstrom gave a verbal commitment to Boston College today, after receiving a scholarship offer from the Eagles this morning while attending their camp.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Lindstrom is one of the top Class of 2017 offensive line prospects in the Bay State. Yesterday, he received his first Division 1 FBS offer, from UMass. He is committing to the Eagles as a center. He will join his brother, 2014 ESPNBoston Lineman of the Year Chris Lindstrom, who started every game last year for BC as a true freshman.
"Playing with his brother was very important to him, and the biggest reason for his decision," said Shepherd Hill offensive coordinator Ryan Dugan, who is also Lindstrom's step-brother.
This will be the third year the Rams send a player to a Power 5 school, joining the aforementioned Chris Lindstrom and tight end Sean McKeon, the No. 2 ranked player in the Mass. Class of 2016, who enrolled early at Michigan back in January. Both players were two-time ESPNBoston All-State selections.
The Lindstrom family -- patriarched by Shepherd Hill head coach Chris Lindstrom Sr., a Boston University Hall of Famer and NFL veteran -- has a habit of spurting pretty quickly. Back in 2014, when Chris Lindstrom Jr. anchored the Rams to an MIAA Division 4 Central title, he played at a mere 230 pounds. Last year, starting at right guard for BC, he had ballooned to 275. Alec, who now stands at 6-foot-3 and 240, played at around 190 pounds for most of last season.
Like his brother before him, Alec demonstrates an exceptionally nasty mean streak on both sides of the ball. Here are his offensive and defensive highlights from 2015, courtesy of HUDL: