Glens Falls, N.Y. offensive lineman Justin Tougas has almost all the offers he needs to make his decision. However, he could be waiting for one more.
"Right now my top two are Boston College and Notre Dame," said the 6-foot-8, 285-pounder. "I have an offer from BC as well as from Maryland, Pitt, Michigan State, Syracuse and a bunch of other schools.
"Notre Dame hasn't offered me yet and, after visiting there and speaking with coach Willingham, I might wait for a little while."
Tougas has already visited Boston College (one-day camp), Maryland, Syracuse, Michigan and Michigan State this summer in addition to his trip to South Bend, Ind. He fell in love with Boston and the surrounding area.
"It's a great school and a great campus," he said. "Coach Lempa is recruiting me and we get along really well. I was close to committing to BC and I'm still thinking about it, but Notre Dame was awesome as well."
Tougas left Notre Dame with the Irish at the top of his list.
"I would say Notre Dame is No. 1 and BC is No. 2 right now, but it's close," he said. "If Notre Dame had already offered, I might have committed. Now it depends on how long it takes for them to offer me. I'd still like to decide before my season starts."
Tougas is also a standout wrestler and would like to do both in college if possible.
"I know BC said that's not a problem and they think it will help me," he said. "They had a guy there (Antonio Garay) who was a really good wrestler who did both."
So if the Irish offer, will he commit?
"I don't know," he laughed. "They're my favorite and I'm waiting for them to offer, but if they do I still wonder if I'd be able to say no to BC. I loved both schools so much."