Oday Aboushi, the 6-foot-6, 305-pound three-star offensive/defensive tackle from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., finished his senior season with 70 tackles and six sacks.
Aboushi, ranked as the No. 75 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, helped lead his team to a 6-4 record where they lost in the semifinals of the 3A playoffs.
"I haven't set up any visits yet because our season just ended," he said. "I'll be setting them up soon."
Aboushi only plans on taking a few visits and hopes to make a decision soon. "I'll probably only take like two or three visits in December," he said. "I'd like to make a decision in mid-December or by the end of the month. There's no need to drag it out."
Although Aboushi maintains he's still pretty open, No. 20 Boston College has now emerged as the new leader. "They have a great academic program, plus the football team is really good too," he said.
"Coach Jags (Jeff Jagodzinski) has done a good job there and I really felt comfortable when I was there," Aboushi said. "All the coaches are great and I got along well with the players. The student body is great and it's just a nice college atmosphere. The surroundings are great and it kind of reminds me of New York."
He says that the Eagles are recruiting him the hardest. "They were the last school to offer me and they've been recruiting me hard," he said.
Trailing Boston College are Virginia, Maryland, Rutgers and Iowa, but Aboushi says he's probably only going to visit the Eagles, Cavaliers and Terps.
"Rutgers is so close that I don't need to take an official visit there," he said. "I've been there a lot anyway."
Aboushi also visited Iowa unofficially for the Penn State game. "The fans at Iowa are unreal," he said. "The place is amazing."
Playing both offensive tackle and defensive tackle, Aboushi says he likes defense more but is being recruited primarily for offense. "Defense is more fun," he admitted. "There's nothing like hitting the quarterback, but I think I'm better on offense and that's what everyone is recruiting me for."
However, one school that is recruiting Aboushi for defense is Maryland. "(Defensive line) Coach Dave Sollazzo says he likes me for defense," he said. "He says he loves my size and athleticism and thinks that I could start as a freshman."
Aboushi reports a 3.4 core GPA and a 1000 SAT. He is scheduled to take the ACT on Dec. 7.