Florida transfers boost BC's signing classAP , Associated Press
Feb. 5, 2014 3:19 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — A pair of transfers from one of Boston College coach Steve Addazio's career stops highlighted the Eagles' 30-player recruiting class on signing day.
Quarterback Tyler Murphy and offensive lineman Ian Silberman both transferred to BC from Florida and are eligible to play as fifth-year seniors. Murphy started six games for the Gators in 2013 and threw for 1,126 yards with six touchdowns. Silberman played in 20, starting seven.
Addazio was a coordinator at Florida, before leaving for the top job at Temple.
Silberman, 6-foot-5, 303 pounds, is expected to play left tackle as the Eagles look to rely on an offensive line that helped Andre Williams become a Heisman Trophy finalist last fall.
Addazio worked at Florida from 2005-2010, the last as associate head coach. He was the Owls' head coach for two seasons.
The Eagles went 7-6 in their first season under Addazio.
National rankings: (Rivals 42; Scout 61).
Best in class: Connor Strachan, lb, Needham, Mass.
Best of the rest: Jonathan Hilliman, rb, Jersey City, N.J.; Harold Landry, de, Fayetteville, N.C.; Mike Knoll, k, Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
Late additions: Nat Dixon, wr, Lynn Haven, Fla.; Noa Merritt, dl, Sparta, N.J.; Oseh-Lie Saine, dl, Lincoln, R.I.
One that got away: Defensive back Tre Tarpley from Pittsburgh, Pa., flipped his commitment from BC to Vanderbilt over the weekend.
NOTE: "This is our class. Last year we were able to bring in a couple of guys," BC second-year coach Steve Addazio said. "This is a class that we put a full year in to and we know them very well. Anytime you sign 30, that's a large number. There can be some misses, but we feel great about this class."