Boston College has had great success with prospects from Cincinnati's St. Xavier high school, most recently with 2012 first round draft pick Luke Kuechly. Now, the Eagles are after class of 2014 St. Xavier defensive end Nick Carovillano.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Carovillano landed his first scholarship offer of the recruiting process 10 days ago from Boston College.
"That was pretty exciting," Carovillano said. "I wasn't expecting that at all, and it came out of the blue basically."
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Carovillano moved to Cincinnati from Arizona this past summer, and did not have much familiarity with Boston College before they offered. He is currently working on scheduling a visit to go see the school.
"From what people have told me, it seems like a great school," Carovillano said. "I have been talking to them a lot, and they said in the past ten years they have had three or four kids from St. X that were captains there."
The offer from Boston College was followed by one from Miami (Ohio) last week. A visit to the RedHawk's campus prompted that offer, and his next visit is planned to Northwestern.
"I am going up to Northwestern this week," Carovillano said. "I am going up on Friday, getting a tour and then I am staying one of the players. On Saturday I am watching one of their spring practices."
Northwestern has been a big part of Carovillano's recruitment over the last several months, and he is very familiar with the school and the program.
"Ever since I moved out here, I would say they were recruiting me the most," Carovillano said. "Next week will be my third time going up there. I am pretty high [on Northwestern] right now because all the coaches are pretty cool, especially the d-line coach."
With two scholarship offers in hand, and a big trip upcoming to Northwestern, Carovillano's recruitment is certainly heating up.