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Boston College lands Ohio defensive end

Avon Lake (Ohio) defensive end Brian Mihalik committed to Boston College Tuesday afternoon. The 6-feet-7, 233 product is the Eagles' third commitment in the class of 2011.
"Talking with all the coaches, and being up there on a visit, Boston College felt like the right fit for me," Mihalik said. "Of all the schools that have offered, I felt the most comfortable up there."
Mihalik made his commitment to running backs coach Ben Sirmans, who recruits the Cleveland (Ohio) area for Boston College.
"He was very excited to hear it," Mihalik said. "They run the 4-3 defense, and most of their defensive ends are taller guys, that is what they like to recruit. I just felt like I was somebody that was important to them and somebody they really wanted to get."
John Mihalik, Brian's father, played football for Boston College.
"He was really excited about my commitment," Brian said. "Throughout the whole process he did not want to steer me one way or the other, but going there and talking to the coaches, it seemed like the right fit for me personally. He was obviously okay with it, and he was excited."
Brian plans to refocus his energy on playing football.
"Getting better is the main goal. This is good to have recruiting behind me now. I can focus on my senior year and working hard in the off-season."
Mihalik chose Boston College over offers from other major programs like Arizona, Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Stanford, and West Virginia.
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