Canandaigua (N.Y.) Academy offensive tackle Ryan Poles visited his dad's old stomping ground on his official visit to Boston College this past weekend. Will he follow his father, Junior, and play his ball with the Eagles?
"I loved it, I really felt like home there," said the 6-foot-5, 290-pounder who is ranked as the No. 3 offensive tackle in the nation. "Coach (Dave) Magazu is the man also. He's the coolest guy."
Poles, who has offers from more than 30 programs, felt very good about the players and situation at BC.
"The situation at BC is perfect for me," he said. "I think there's a chance I could redshirt and then compete for the right tackle job as a redshirt freshman."
Poles also strapped on the feed bag at BC.
"I had a five-pound lobster, steak, some ice cream, two slices of strawberry cheescake," he said. "I love the food there and all the recruits seemed to love it and got along great. I met a bunch of the Ohio guys at Ohio State's camp this past summer so I knew a lot of them."
Poles has an official visit set with Georgia for Nov. 29 and also a trip to Tennessee for Jan. 17. He also wanted to set up a visit with Ohio State.
"Right now I'll take Georgia and see what they have," he said. "If I like it down there, then I'll probably take my others. I still would like to take all my trips."