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ACC Daily Links, Jan. 10

Friday, January 10, 2014 8:34am
By: Carlos Collazo

Boston College
Boston College running back Andre Williams has withdrawn from the Senior Bowl because of an injury. Brian Favat takes a look at three teams that the Eagles play next season that are already ranked in the Top 25 according to ESPN.

Clemson lost its first ACC game to FSU last night 56-41.  The Tigers are working on having more friendly relationships with junior colleges. The last time Clemson recruited a juco player was in 2008.

The Blue Devils will take on Clemson Saturday, looking for their first road win in conference play. Brandon Boyce talks about his commitment to Duke. Boyce is a 6-1, 250-pound defensive tackle from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Florida State
ESPN's Heather Dinich writes that it was finally Florida State's time this past Monday. Rebuilding the defensive line and developing new receivers are two of FSU's potential pitfalls for a 2014 return.

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech basketball coach Brian Gregory says there is a slim chance that Robert Carter Jr. will make it back before the season ends. Dalton Keene takes a look at 2014 basketball commit Tadric Jackson. Jackson is a 6-2 shooting guard ranked No. 68 in the nation by ESPN.

The Baltimore Sun breaks down the Terrapins' football commits and remaining targets. The Sun also looks at the impact that Penn State's James Franklin hiring has on Maryland and its recruiting of Pennsylvania. 

All-American Trevonte Valentine and his high school football coach want to have a sit down with Canes coach Al Golden to make sure everyone is on the same page. Hurricanes fans may have jumped the gun when celebrating Denzel Perryman's decision to come back for his senior year, as new reports show that he has not yet made his decision regarding the NFL draft.

North Carolina
ESPN's C.L. Brown writes that a struggling North Carolina team no longer gets the benefit of the doubt. UNC athletic department spokesman Steve Kirschner said that P.J. Hairston is no longer enrolled at the school as a full-time student.

N.C. State
Mike Stevens' high school football coach, Chad Grier, said that he has rarely seen a player as quick as Stevens in his 21 years of coaching.  

Notre Dame
Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas recently declared for the NFL draft. Niklas isn't the only player who recently decided to leave the Irish. 2014 commit Matt Dickerson recently flipped his commitment from Notre Dame to UCLA.

Paul Zeise writes that Pitt's young and talented power forward combination of Michael Young and Jamel Artis is one of the reasons for the Panthers' early success this season. Ken Pomeroy recently named Pitt as an underrated team that has flown under the radar this season.

Syracuse.com wrapped up its positional reviews of the Orange football team with a look at the improved special teams unit. Marvin Harrison, a former Syracuse football player, is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After a strong win against Wake Forest on Wednesday, the Cavaliers head to Raleigh to face N.C. State on Saturday. Tony Bennett will continue to rely on Malcolm Brogden in that game. Brogden is one of two players who have started every game for Virginia this year, and he has been paying dividends for the team.

Virginia Tech
David Teel writes that the numbers flatter Virginia Tech after 10 ACC football seasons. Hokie defensive tackle Luther Maddy recently announced on Twitter that he is returning to school for his senior season to try and help Tech win a championship.

Wake Forest
Robert Reinhard looks ahead at Wake Forest's game at Pittsburgh this Saturday. The Deacons have had some trouble on the road this season, and Pitt has been pretty good. Edgar Cerenord is leaving the door cracked for new football coach Dave Clawson and Wake Forest. Cerenord committed to Wake before Clawson took over and has yet to hear from the new coach.