Cincinnati's St. Xavier High School has sent three defensive players to Boston College in the last four classes. This weekend, St. Xavier defensive end Nick Carovillano visited the Eagles to see what keeps that pipeline active.
Boston College was the first team to extend an offer to the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Carovillano, and the three-star defensive end was highly anticipating this visit. He spent parts of three days in Boston, arriving Friday and flying back on Sunday.
"I had a great time," Carovillano said. "All the players were really cool and I hung out with them at night. All the coaches - I got a lot of one-on-one time with them and they all seemed pretty cool."
Probably the most notable St. Xavier product who played for Boston College was 2012 NFL defensive rookie of the year Luke Kuechly, and by chance he was on campus this past weekend.
"I actually got to meet him up there," Carovillano said. "I just introduced myself and got a picture with him. It was just a brief meeting."
One aspect that Carovillano said surprised him was the size of the campus, but he liked how it was situated close together. He came away from the trip with an overall positive vibe about Boston College.
"I felt pretty comfortable," he said. "The players treated me great, all the students there were awesome and the coaches were really interested."
Boston College is one of five schools to offer Carovillano. They are joined by Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio), Akron and Florida Atlantic on his list.
Next up for Carovillano is a planned visit to Illinois on Friday. It will be his first trip to Champaign in the recruiting process. Indiana is another school showing strong interest, and the Hoosiers plan to visit his school twice during the spring evaluation period.