Gabriel McClary committed to Boston College early this week and he hasn't stopped gushing about it to anyone who will listen.
The three-star wide receiver always wanted to play at the highest level and he will get the chance when he suits up for the Eagles in 2014.
"Growing up I wanted to play for USC. They were my childhood favorite" said McClary. "My parents are from California. And we have family in the Los Angeles area. However, things change when you get older. I feel so blessed to know where I'm going."
The Winter Park (Fla.) standout and his notable father, Thomas, went to Boston College to check out the summer camp. He didn't work out, but he spent time with the coaches and toured campus.
His father is the founder and played guitar for the musical group, The Commodores. When asked he is the more famous McClary in the house?
"Definitely him. I wasn't even born yet when he was really big. I just heard stories of it. To me he has always been just my dad. It's been a great experience for me to be his son," replied McClary.
He is the second prospect out of Florida to commit to the Eagles this week joining Ty Schwab.
Was leaving the Sunshine State easy for McClary?
"Yes. I always wanted to leave for school. My parents encouraged it with me and my siblings," noted McClary.
His junior season went alright according to McClary. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder hauled in 23 passes for 484 yards and a pair of scores after two other touchdowns were negated due to penalty. This year he is hoping for a bigger season.
"Now that recruiting is out of the way I can focus on this season. I've seen how recruiting can get in the way for some prospects," cited McClary.
Time will tell if he can become a NFL prospect and carry on the family name in the pop culture world of sports and entertainment.
For now he is just happy to be a high school kid and a Boston College Eagle.