Cambridge (Mass.) Buckingham, Browne & Nichols is not necessarily known as a school that regularly produces BCS level talent, but that may be changing. Current senior Eric Olson is committed to Northwestern and now junior tight end Brendan O'Neil is beginning to receive interest from some top BCS programs.
"Recruiting is going very well," said O'Neil, who is 6-foot-5 and 230-pounds. "I'm getting the most interest from probably BC, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Miami, but I received letters from Stanford and UCLA too."
O'Neil took two visits during the fall.
"I visited BC and Notre Dame," said O'Neil, who hopes to find a college program with a good reputation. "Both visits went very well. I loved both of them."
The junior tight end is in the process of scheduling a few more visits.
"I plan on visiting colleges over my spring break in March," said O'Neil, who camped at Boston College and Syracuse last summer. "I'm not sure where yet, but I'm meeting with Coach Papas this week to go over my plans."
O'Neil gave a quick rundown of his junior season.
"It did not go quite as well as we expected at 5-3," he said. "Personally I did very well and I got bigger, stronger and faster from my sophomore year."
This off-season, O'Neil plans to continue his regular work out schedule while also maintaining his good grades.