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ACC Football Commitments List: Coastal Division, Jan. 23

Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:09am
By: Brian Geisinger

The annual dead period for college football recruiting, which started Dec. 16, 2013, came to a close last Wednesday - Jan. 15. With its conclusion - and as signing day approaches, rapidly - has come a recruiting boom as ACC schools have landed a plethora of commitments - in both the 2014 and 2015 classes - the past week. Lets dive in, and check on all of the recent activity in the Coastal Division.

For an update on the Atlantic Division, check our post from last week.

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Duke
The Blue Devils' 2014 class has grown by one since we last checked. Three-star DT Edgar Cerenord - who had interest from Miami and Wake Forest, too - committed to David Cutcliffe's program earlier this week.

Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets add no new commitments; they remain at 19 with their 2014 recruiting class. Jalen Johnson - who committed to Tech last May - injured his knee at the start of his senior campaign. After missing the whole season, Johnson - a three-star athlete - is finally ready to roll again.

Miami
Al Golden's Hurricanes add no new 2014 commits - to be honest, they already have a really big class. Miami didn't come up empty handed the past two weeks, though: Kevin Feder - a three-star OT from New Jersey - become the second member of the Hurricanes' 2015 class.

North Carolina
It's been an eventful week for the Tar Heels. Three-star CB Tajze Battle decommitted from the program. Next, one of the top players in the state of Tennessee, Devin Perry - a tall, 3-star WR from Memphis - pledged to North Carolina

Pittsburgh
Over the weekend, while both guys were on their official visit to the school, the Panthers landed two more 2014 commitments - OLB Jamal Davis and DE Hez Trahan - which raises their class total to 24.

Virginia
Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, we have only bad news to offer. Three-star OT Will Richardson, who committed to Virginia last May, flipped to Dave Doeren and N.C. State. The Cavs' 2014 class now sits at 15 - and includes two five-star recruits: Quin Blanding and Andrew Brown.

Virginia Tech
The Hokies add no one new, but sadly, three-star OT Brady Taylor flipped from Virginia Tech to his hometown Ohio State Buckeyes (he hails from Columbus, Ohio).

Check out the updated lists and player rankings below.

Key:

•          ^ The first star number is from Rivals.com. The second one is from Scout.com.

NOTE: High school juniors cannot sign binding letters of intent until February 2014.

Duke (17)

NamePos.Ht./Wt.Stars^High School/Junior College
Tinashe BereLB6-0/2103/3Cincinnati (OH) Sycamore
Zavier CarmichaelLB6-0/2103/2Mobile (AL) St. Paul's
Edgar CerenordDT6-1/2903/3Plantation (FL) American Heritage
Quaven FergusonDT6-3/2652/-Easley (SC) High
Zach HarmonOL6-4/2652/3Toledo (OH) Central Catholic
Christian HarrisOL6-6/2703/3Suwanee (GA) Collins Hill
Davis KoppenhaverTE6-5/2102/3Newhall (CA) Hart
Johnathan LloydQB5-11/1803/3Graham (NC) Southern Alamance
Trip McNeillOL6-5/2953/3Mocksville (NC) Davie Co.
Zach MunizDB5-11/1653/2St. Louis (MO) Christian Brothers
Nicodem PierreQB6-2/1953/3Miami (FL) Coral Reef Senior
Jake SandersOL6-4/3152/3Carrollton (GA) High
Alonzo SaxtonDB5-11/1653/3Columbus (OH) Bishop Hartley
Kameron SchroederOL6-5/2703/3Elk Grove (CA) Cosumnes Oaks
Taariq ShabazzDE6-3/2453/2Acworth (GA) Kennesaw Mountain
Chris TaylorWR6-0/1702/2Fort Lauderdale (FL) University
Shaun WilsonRB5-9/1802/2Charlotte (NC) West Mecklenburg

Georgia Tech (19)

NamePos.Ht./Wt.Stars^High School/Junior College
Lance AustinCB5-10/1703/3Barnesville (GA) Lamar County
Lawrence AustinCB5-9/1703/3Barnesville (GA) Lamar County
Gary BrownOL6-3/2903/3Tampa (FL) Alonso
Step DurhamDB5-11/1854/3Jacksonville (FL) Atlantic Coast
KeShun FreemanDE6-1/2203/3Hogansville (GA) Callaway
Tre JacksonLB5-10/2203/3Valdosta (GA) Lowndes
Jalen JohnsonS6-2/1952/3Oneonta (AL) High
Matthew JordanQB6-2/1902/2Jackson (AL) High
Trey KlockTE6-4/2603/3Hummelstown (PA) Lower Dauphin
C.J. LeggettRB5-9/2002/3Alpharette (GA) North Gwinnett
Terrell LewisLB6-2/2153/3Ocoee (FL) High
Andrew MarshallOL6-4/2653/3Cumming (GA) West Forsyth
Tyler MerriweatherDE6-3/2303/3Demopolis (AL) High
Michael PreddyDE6-5/2503/3Charleston (SC) Porter Gaud
Qua SearcyDB6-0/1603/3Barnesville (GA) Lamar County
Antonio SimmonsDE6-4/2102/3Callahan (FL) University Christian
Jake SticklerOL6-5/2802/3Bradenton (FL) Manatee
Miles TaylorDB6-0/1853/3Washington (DC) Gonzaga
Jake WhitleyOL6-4/2952/-North Augusta (SC) High

Miami (28)

NamePos.Ht./Wt.Stars^High School/Junior College
Nigel BethelCB5-9/1654/3Miami (FL) Booker T. Washington
Braxton BerriosATH5-10/1704/3Raleigh (NC) Leesville Road
Tyre BradyWR6-3/1903/3South Dade (FL) Senior
Trevor Darling OL6-5/3304/4Miami (FL) Central
Marques GayotDB6-1/1903/3Lake Worth (FL) Park Vista
Reilly GibbonsOL6-6/2754/3St. Petersburg (FL) Catholic
Trayone GrayATH6-2/2103/3Miami (FL) Carol City
Trent HarrisDE6-2/2304/3Winter Park (FL) High
Chris HerndonTE6-4/2203/3Norcross (GA) Meadowcreek
Kiy HesterDB6-0/2004/4Wayne (NJ) De Paul Catholic
Calvin HeurtelouDT6-4/2953/3Scottsdale (AZ)
Demetrius JacksonDE6-5/2252/3Miami (FL) Booker T. Washington
Courtel JenkinsDT6-1/3153/3Wayne (NJ) De Paul Catholic
Brad KaayaQB6-4/2154/4West Hills (CA) Chaminade
Darrell LanghamWR6-5/2052/3Lantana (FL) Santaluces
Nick LinderOL6-3/2803/3Fort Lauderdale (FL) Aquinas
Ryan MayesDB6-1/1853/3Miami (FL) Northwestern
Terry McCrayLB6-2/2153/3Pompano Beach (FL) Blanche Ely
Kc McDermottOL6-6/3004/5Wellington (FL) Palm Beach Central
Anthony MotenDT6-4/2804/4Fort Lauderdale (FL) Aquinas
Darrion OwensDB6-3/2203/3Orange Park (FL) Oakleaf
Brandon PowellRB5-9/1704/3Deerfield Beach (FL) High
Malik RosierQB6-2/2003/3Mobile (AL) Faith
Michael SmithLB6-3/2203/3Miami (FL) Northwestern
Chad ThomasDE6-5/2354/4Miami (FL) Booker T. Washington
Travonte ValentineDT6-4/2904/4Hialeah (FL) Champagnat Catholic
Joseph YearbyRB5-9/1754/5Miami (FL) Central
Juwon YoungLB6-3/2303/3Albany (GA) High

North Carolina (21)

NamePos.Ht./Wt.Stars^High School/Junior College
Cameron AlbrightDB6-2/2003/3Kennesaw (GA) North Cobb
Josh AllenOL6-3/2853/3Jacksonville (FL) University Christian
Allen ArtisDB6-1/1903/3Marietta (GA) Wheeler
Ayden BonillaDB6-2/2002/2Woodstock (GA) Etowah
Josh CabreraWR6-2/1903/3Jacksonville (NC) Northside
Malik CarneyLB6-2/2102/3Alexandria (VA) T.C. Williams
Jeremiah ClarkeDE6-5/2753/4Alexandria (VA) T.C. Williams
Cayson CollinsLB6-1/2153/3Charlotte (NC) Berry Academy
Robert DinkinsDE6-1/2353/3Charlotte (NC) Olympic
Avery EdwardsTE6-5/2303/3Raleigh (NC) Ravenscroft
Brandon FrittsTE6-4/2153/3Mentor (OH) High
Caleb HendersonQB6-4/2254/4Burke (VA) Lake Braddock
Elijah HoodRB5-11/2205/4Charlotte (NC) Catholic
Freeman JonesK6-0/1753/3Bunn (NC) High
Devin PerryWR6-2/1803/3Memphis (TN) University School
Tyler PowellDE6-5/2502/3Midlothian (VA) Cosby
Austin ProehlWR5-10/1702/2Charlotte (NC) Providence
Caleb SamuelOL6-6/2603/3Macon (GA) Stratford
Bentley SpainOL6-6/2854/4Charlotte (NC) Providence
M.J. StewartLB6-0/1853/3Arlington (VA) Yorktown
Tyrell TomlinLB6-0/2204/3Marietta (GA) High

Pittsburgh (24)

NamePos.Ht./Wt.Stars^High School/Junior College
Patrick AmaraWR6-2/1802/2Philadelphia (PA) West
Adam BertkeQB6-5/2052/3Maria Stein (OH) West Catholic
Rori BlairDE6-4/210-/2Pittsburgh (PA) Uppser St. Clair
Alex BookserOL6-6/2954/4Mt. Lebanon (PA) High
Dennis BriggsRB5-10/1852/2Pittsburgh (PA) Shady Side
JaQuan DavidsonQB6-3/1802/3Elizabeth (PA) Forward
Connor DintinoOL6-3/2603/3Wallingford (CT) Choate Rosemary Hall
James FolstonLB6-3/2002/-Cocoa (FL) High
Wade FreebeckQB6-4/1803/2Davie (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas
Michael GrimmOL6-6/3204/3Bethel Park (PA) High
Connor HayesOL6-4/2703/3Traverse City (MI) West
Mike HerndonOL6-5/3203/2Staunton (VA) Riverheads
Chris James RB5-9/2104/4Niles (IL) Notre Dame For Boys
Adonis JenningsWR6-3/1904/3Sicklerville (NJ) Timber Creek
Avonte MaddoxCB5-9/1652/3Detroit (MI) Martin Luther King
Phillipie MotleyDB5-11/1753/2Hilliard (OH) Davidson
Qadree OllisonRB6-1/2253/3Buffalo (NY) Canisius
Brian O'NeillTE6-5/2202/2Wilmington (DE) Salesianum
Shane RoyDE6-4/2353/3Cincinnati (OH) Reading Community
Jalen WilliamsDB6-2/1803/3Newburgh (NY) Free Academy
Quintin WirginisLB6-2/2252/3Fox Chapel (PA) High
Elijah ZeiseDB6-2/1853/2Wexford (PA) North Allegheny

Virginia (15)

NamePos.Ht./Wt.Stars^High School/Junior College
Michael BiesemierDE6-4/235-/-Lynchburg (VA) Virginia Episcopal
Quin BlandingDB6-2/2055/5Virginia Beach (VA) Bayside
Andrew BrownDT6-4/3005/5Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith
Caanan BrownLB6-3/2252/2Clearwater (FL) Central Catholic
Evan ButtsDE6-4/2252/3Merion (PA) The Episcopal
Darrious CarterDE6-6/2002/-Indiana (PA) Area High
Corwin CutlerQB6-4/200-/3Fork Union (VA) Military
Donovan DowlingWR6-2/210-/-Varina (VA) High
Jordan EllisRB5-10/2102/3Suwanee (GA) Peachtree Ridge
Jeff FarrarDB6-1/1953/3Upland (CA) High
Jacob FielerOL6-5/295-/3Fort Union (VA) Fort Union Military Academy
J.J. JacksonDE6-4/2202/3Purcellville (VA) Woodgrove
Jamil KamaraWR6-2/2054/4Virginia Beach (VA) Bishop Sullivan Catholic
Darious LatimoreDB6-0/1653/3Central Gwinnett (GA)
Steven MossOL6-5/2754/4Fredricksburg (VA) Chancellor

Virginia Tech (26)

NamePos.Ht./Wt.Stars^High School/Junior College
Jaylen BradshawWR6-0/1702/2Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith
Xavier BurkeTE6-3/2503/3Lawrenceville (VA) Brunswick
Chris DurkinQB6-4/2353/4Youngstown (OH) Ursuline
Terrell EdmundsDB6-1/1803/3Ringgold (VA) Dan River
Holland FisherDB6-1/190-/4Fork Union (VA) Military
Andrew FordQB6-3/1953/3Camp Hill (PA) Cedar Cliff
Eric GalloOL6-2/2752/3Holland (PA) Council Rock South
Javon HarrisonDB6-2/1904/4Lakeland (FL) Kathleen
Kendrick HollandWR6-4/1903/3Winter Haven (FL) Senior
Cequan JeffersonDB5-9/190-/3Fork Union (VA) Military
Melvin KeihnLB6-3/2254/3Baltimore (MD) Gilman School
Shai McKenzieRB6-0/2004/4Washington (PA) High
Travon McMillianQB6-0/1953/4Woodbridge (VA) C.D. Hylton
Vincent MihotaDE6-4/2403/3Fredricksburg (VA) Massaponax
Billy Ray MitchellOL6-3/2903/3Paramus (NJ) Catholic
Shawn PayneDB6-3/1852/2Chesterfield (VA) Bird
Colt PettitOL6-4/2503/3Halmer (OH) Patrick Henry
Cameron PhillipsWR6-0/1753/3Hyattsville (MD) Dematha Catholic
C.J. ReavisDB6-0/2004/3Chester (VA) Thomas Dale
Daniel ReidRB6-1/215-/3Fork Union (VA) Military
Tyrell SmithOL6-3/2602/2Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco
Steve SobczakDT6-2/295-/-Fredricksburg (VA) Massaponax
Greg StromanDB5-11/1603/2Manassas (VA) Stonewall Jackson
Tabyus TaylorATH6-1/2202/-Hopewell (VA) High
Ricky WalkerDT6-2/2754/4Hampton (VA) Bethel
Marshawn WilliamsRB5-10/2103/3Hampton (VA) High