Steve Addazio went shopping for the groceries and he emptied the shelves.

Boston College’s second-year football coach yesterday formalized the signing of 30 future Eagles he feels confident will carry the program through the remainder of the decade. The large body of recruits includes 15 offensive players, 14 on the defensive side and a kicker/punter to potentially replace a graduating Nate Freese, the leading scorer in BC history.

In all, the Eagles are graduating 15 players this year, a list that includes 13 starters. The incoming class was rated 42nd overall and eighth among ACC schools according to Rivals, two subjective evaluations that carry minimal credence with the BC coach.

“(I) think there isn’t any question that this is a really strong class,” Addazio said during a conference call from the Yawkey Center. “I don’t know where we are rated or anything like that because I don’t follow that too heavily. But this is a class of guys that are really going to be good for our football team from ability on the field standpoint and a chemistry standpoint.

“Anytime you have that kind of chemistry and that kind of glue it helps you moving forward. I think we really improved ourselves ability-wise and every-other-wise.”

Among the recruits are seven from Massachusetts, which is a high number of in-state student-athletes. Natick quarterback Troy Flutie, the son of former BC wide receiver Darren and nephew of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Doug Flutie, is among the Massachusetts contingent.

Keeping the talent at home was a priority for Addazio and his staff.

“It is hard for me to say about previous years because I wasn’t here, but it was an emphasis for us,” Addazio said. “We want to make sure we get the best players out of the state of Massachusetts and we are building a fence. I said that when I took this job at my first press conference and I’m sticking to it. I am so fired up about these guys.

“As we move forward we are going to keep our fence built around Massachusetts and we are going to be out early and on top of that.”

Flutie is one of three incoming dual-purpose quarterbacks who will be in the competition to replace four-year starter Chase Rettig. Also in the mix will be Darius Wade, the Delaware high school player of the year, and Tyler Murphy, a graduate transfer from the University of Florida.

Josh Bordner, who backed up Rettig for three seasons, has been moved to wide receiver, which gives Murphy the inside track. Murphy started six games for Florida in 2013, and Addazio wants the experienced quarterback to mentor Flutie and Wade while keeping the Eagles competitive in the ACC.

Flutie’s future at The Heights could also include time at wide receiver.