Fitchburg High Athletic Director and head football coach Ray Cosenza confirmed this morning that offensive tackle Keith Bourne has verbally committed to Boston College.
Bourne, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound senior, has been a starter on the offensive line since 2006, and last year played a crucial role in the Red Raiders' 9-3 season that ended in a last-second loss to Shrewsbury in the Div. 1 playoffs. Fitchburg is 6-4 this season, with a playoff berth again on the line as they await archrival Leominster on Thanksgiving.
He was offered a scholarship Thursday by BC head coach Jeff Jagodzinski, and accepted almost immediately. Bourne chose the Eagles over UConn, Temple and UMass.
Bourne is Fitchburg's first BC commit since Keith Leavitt, a 1998 Parade All-American who played along the Eagles' offensive and defensive lines during his career from 1999 to 2003.
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