Tyler Vrabel’s quest to follow in his father’s NFL footsteps has landed him at Boston College as a prominent part of the Eagles’ long-term plans.

Vrabel, son of former New England Patriots star linebacker and current Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, seems a big part of the Eagles’ bright future.

The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Vrabel signed with Boston College out of Saint Pius X High, where he was the No. 237 rated player in Texas and the 152nd rated offensive tackle in the country in 247Sports’ ratings, according to the school’s website.

Vrabel was also a first-team all-state and all-district selection on the way to being tabbed a finalist for offensive lineman of the year in Texas. He settled on Boston College, a school known for producing quality offensive linemen, amid offers from Houston, Cincinnati, Memphis, Ohio and Toledo.

In all, Mike Vrabel played eight NFL seasons, winning three Super Bowls with the Patriots.

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