Colby Cyburt received some recruiting mail but hadn't heard much from Boston College's coaching staff so the Mission Viejo, Calif., offensive tackle was surprised - and happy - when he heard this week that the Eagles wanted to offer.
"I hadn't been talking to them at all and probably just got a few letters," Cyburt said. "They were at practice (Tuesday) and watched some film on me before practice and watched the whole practice and then afterward I heard they offered me.
"I really am considering them because the academics are awesome and it's a private school plus the East Coast connection is big. That's the first school that offered me across the country so that's really good."
Cyburt, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound prospect, admittedly doesn't know too much about Boston College's offensive line tradition but said he's excited to learn more by talking to the coaches.
He's still being patient with his recruitment so the Eagles have time to get more involved as the spring progresses.
"I don't really know much about them yet," Cyburt said. "I really haven't watched a lot of their games but I'm definitely interested and wanted to see what they have to say about their tradition on their offensive line.
"I wonder if they want more athletic guys or bigger, more massive guys. That would be interesting to know."
Stanford, USC and Colorado remain the top three for Cyburt, who said Notre Dame stopped by his school on Wednesday. So far, Boston College, Colorado, Harvard, San Diego State and Stanford have offered.
Colorado is pushing for Cyburt and fellow Mission Viejo offensive lineman Austin Maass to visit in June. Cyburt, who plans to have his decision made by the start of his senior season, said he's strongly considering that trip to Boulder.