Boston College will keep a cornerstone of the dominant defense it rode to a successful season.
The Eagles, who finished the season 7-6 and winners of the Quick Lane Bowl over the Maryland Terrapins, caught a huge break today.
Harold Landry, their hard-hitting defensive end, will return to play in his final year of eligibility next season.
For Boston College, this goes a long way in changing the outlook next year.
Boston College DE Harold Landry returning for senior season, source told @ESPN. Landry led country in sacks & forced fumbles. Huge for BC
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 9, 2017
Now with a dominant and disruptive force on that side of the ball, Boston College can turn its focus elsewhere and secure playmakers at other key positions. Don’t underestimate the boost in leadership that the locker room just received, either. With four years of collegiate experience and now postseason success under his belt, Landry will probably take on something of a mentor role to the incoming true freshman.
Landry was projected to be a first round pick in some mock drafts, but many had him falling into the second round. With another dominant campaign, he might be able to secure himself a top five selection.
Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and exclusive giveaways!
Photo Credit: Twitter/ BC Football