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ACC Football Commitments List: Coastal Division, Jan. 9

Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:37am
By: Brian Geisinger

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

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DUKE
The Blue Devils added no players to their 2014 recruiting class; they remain at 16. Coach Cut did, however, pick up a 2015 commitment: three-star defensive tackle Brandon Boyce. Here's Boyce detailing why he decided to commit to Duke so early in the process.

GEORGIA TECH
You know the deal with Paul Johnson's offense: there's no such thing as having too many good running backs on the roster. In late December, C.J. Leggett - a three-star RB from Alpharetta, Ga. - pledged to the Yellow Jackets, which raised their class total to 19.

MIAMI
On Boxing Day - yep, that's right, Boxing Day - three-star juco DT Calvin Heurtelou committed to the Hurricanes, choosing them over Arizona State, Tennessee and Rutgers.

NORTH CAROLINA
Larry Fedora and company sit pat with 21 commitments; they add no one new. Yesterday, Elijah Hood - the Heels' all-world running back recruit - started his classes at North Carolina.

PITTSBURGH
Earlier this week, the Panthers snagged a big commitment: Adonis Jennings - a 6-3, 190-pound wide receiver from New Jersey - gave his verbal to Pitt. The four-star WR will visit the school's campus next week, too.

VIRGINIA
It's been a busy two weeks on the recruiting trail for Mike London and his staff. Just before Christmas, Darrious Carter - a lanky defensive end prospect - committed to the Cavs. This week brought even bigger recruiting news, though: four-star WR Jamil Kamara committed to UVa over Penn State and Wisconsin.

VIRGINIA TECH
The Hokies have also added two more recruits since we last updated you on the Coastal Division. First, four-star RB Shai McKenzie - one of the top players in the state of Pennsylvania - committed to Tech. Less than a week later, Melvin Keihn - a powerful four-star linebacker - committed to VT over Penn State, Maryland, Boston College and Virginia. Keihn has a reputation as a feasome pass rusher.

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 (16)

NamePos.Ht./Wt.Stars^High School/Junior College
Tinashe BereLB6-0/2103/3Cincinnati (OH) Sycamore
Zavier CarmichaelLB6-0/2103/2Mobile (AL) St. Paul's
Quaven FergusonDT6-3/265-/-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. LeggettRB5-9/2002/3Alpharetta (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
Tajze BattleDB5-11/1752/3Fort Myers (FL) Dunbar
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
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 (21)

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) Upper 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 (16)

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-/-Fork Union (VA) Military
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
Will RichardsonOL6-6/3303/3Burlington (NC) Cummings

Virginia Tech (27)

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
Brady TaylorOL6-5/2703/3Columbus (OH) Bishop Ready
Tabyus TaylorATH6-1/2202/-Hopewell (VA) High
Ricky WalkerDT6-2/2754/4Hampton (VA) Bethel
Marshawn WilliamsRB5-10/2103/3Hampton (VA) High