Oday Aboushi, the 6-foot-6, 305-pound three-star offensive/defensive tackle from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., has received offer from Boston College, bringing his total to five scholarships.
Aboushi, ranked as the No. 75 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, still favors Rutgers slightly over Iowa, No. 25 Maryland, Virginia and Boston College. All of his favorites have offered. He hasn't scheduled any official visits yet because he's waiting to see if he gets any more offers.
"I'm still hearing a lot from Pittsburgh, Penn State and Stanford," Aboushi said. "If any of them offer then I'll probably take a visit there. I like those schools a lot to and I think they are getting close to letting me know."
He says that the Scarlet Knights and Terps are recruiting him the hardest. "They both send a ton of mail and call regularly," Aboushi said.
"I like the coaches at Rutgers a lot and they told me that I'd be able to play early," he said. "I know they've struggled a bit this year, but they just beat Pitt and that's a big win for them. They are still a good program and I'm not looking at the records much."
Aboushi admits that Maryland has impressed him the most with their play thus far this season. "They beat Cal and kept Wake Forest from scoring," he said. "They are playing really well. They are a great team and I really like how the coaches stress academics there. I think that's important."
Another school that is putting together a solid season is Virginia. "They are a great school overall," Aboushi said. "I like how they are known for producing great linemen and they have great coaches who really know how to win. I think they've won like four or five in a row now and that's impressive."
Most schools are recruiting Aboushi for offense, but Maryland and Boston College have both talked about him possibly playing defensive tackle.
Xaverian High is 4-3 and he has 45 tackles and four sacks.
Aboushi reports a 3.4 core GPA and a 1000 SAT. He plans on taking the ACT this fall.