Three-star tight end Chris Pantale took his first official visit of the season this weekend. The Wayne (N.J.) Valley prospect headed north to Chestnut Hill. What did he think about Boston College?
"It was a great experience," he said. "I got to meet some of the players, hang out with them, see what life is like on campus, how they like school and talk to the coaches. It was a great experience overall.
"I did a lot of eating up there. I also got to go through the city and hang out a lot with Ryan Purvis, my host."
Did anything stand out about Purvis?
"Not really," he said. "He said what I expected him to. He talked about how he liked the coaches and liked it there."
Aside from checking out the city and school, Pantale attended a practice.
"The interesting thing about practice is how they use their tight ends," he said. "They use them quite a lot in the offense which peaked my interest. That would allow me to catch 50 or 60 balls a year."
Of course, the visit was capped by a meeting with the coaches including Jeff Jagodzinski.
"It was great talking to all the coaches," he said. "I got to know them better, every one of them.
"Coach Jags just told me he really looked forward to me coming there and really wanted me at the school. He has been very truthful through the whole process."
Does the No. 8 prospect in New Jersey have any leaders?
"I guess right now Boston College is the leader," he said. "It's way to early to say.
"I'm not sure what's next. I have some visits in mind for dates in January to Virginia, Michigan and possibly Connecticut. Nothing is scheduled yet."