While it was tempting to choose Harvard, especially because of its academic reputation, Archbishop Wood's Frank Taylor said he couldn't pass up the chance to play Division I-A football.
The 6-foot-3, 285-pound junior, a top offensive tackle, committed to play for Boston College on Wednesday afternoon at a news conference in the school's auditorium.
"I could have gone to Harvard, but it's been a dream of mine to pursue college football at the highest level," said Taylor, 17. "Boston College is a school that offers both worlds. There's a strong mix of academics and athletics."