Vardaro Commits To Eagles

Eagle Insider
Posted Jun 25, 2009


Boston College added another commitment to the 2010 recruiting class when they received the verbal commitment from Robert Vardaro. The Phillips Academy star camped at Boston College for their first session and received an offer during camp. Vardaro becomes the sixth member of this recruiting class and the second linemen to commit.

Boston College has a well deserved reputation for producing top offensive linemen. Every year they field one of the better lines in the country and have sent many linemen to the next level. Part of that is due to recruiting great line prospects.

The Eagles landed their second linemen in this class when Robert Vardaro committed to the Eagles after attending their summer camp. The 6'5” Baystate prospect chose Boston College over eight other schools that had offered.

“I did commit to BC. I'm really excited about it. I worked at camp on both sides of the ball. They had all of us doing O and D each day. They split practices each day. I had a really good time. I really enjoyed working with Coach Devine. On Wednesday they came up to me and they talked to me and said they wanted to offer me. It was very exciting.”

BC has a reputation for fielding very big lines. Vardaro fits in well with that tradition.

“I'm 305 and 6'5”. I'm more of a muscular guy than a fat guy. I have a little bit of a belly, but I'm not carrying a lot of extra weight. I run well so I'm not carrying too much unnecessary weight. I'm just a naturally big guy. Coach Devine says I'll be either a guard or center. I'm really excited about that as that's where I want to play.”

Prior to getting the offer from the Eagles, the plan was to see as many colleges as possible over the summer and then make a decision before the season.

“The original thought process was I was going to spend the summer going to camps and visits. We had no idea what the whole D1 process was. I had eight offers before BC. We really had no idea what we were going to do. We were going to drive down to Vanderbilt and just visit as many places as possible.

“But when we got to BC I just loved it. Coach Devine is a big influence on me. I loved the school and it is close to home. I like the majors. I want to major in either business or law. I'm at Phillips Academy in North Andover. So, the education is important to me, too.”

The decision did not come as easy as it would seem. Prior to getting the BC offer, Robert and his family spent a lot of time discussing his options.

“I was going back and forth on everything for three weeks. I did not have an offer from BC yet, but just in case we did, we were talking about it. It was the biggest school for us. Obviously, the proximity from our home. It is 45 minutes away. My parent can come to every game.

“Once we got the offer, there was three nights where we talked about it for hours. It was my biggest offer of the eight offers I had received up to that point. Once I made the decision, it was great. My entire town is going crazy over it. It is special getting an offer from the home town school. Now that I'm committed, it is very exciting.”

Now that the decision has been made, it is back to getting ready for the upcoming football season.

“I work out at Athletic Evolution. Erik Kaloyanides is a Syracuse grad and played four years there. It is the first time I've done Olympic lifting. He has us do a running set for an hour and then lift for an hour. It is really good.”

In addition to Boston College, Robert was offered by Tulane, Connecticut, Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Buffalo, Dartmouth, Northeastern.



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