It was a big recent stretch of recruiting in the ACC, especially in the Atlantic Division. One football powerhouse had a big recruiting week, including poaching a 4-star athlete from a rival's backyard to catapult up the recruiting rankings. Did NC State and Boston College continue to pick up recruits at the remarkable pace they have been finding them? Find out all that and more with the stories below.
Florida State has been active the past 10 days, in the 2014 recruiting class by landing three four-star recruits.The Seminoles stole Treon Harris right out of rival Miami’s backyard (Booker T. Washington High School). They also four-star interior lineman Corey Martinez, who chose FSU over Alabama. Finally, the ‘Noles also in Trey Marshall on July 3rd.
Clemson landed , pulling in four-star wide receiver Artavis Scott in an attempt to keep up with their Atlantic Division rival Florida State. The Tigers also managed to offensive lineman Justin Falcinelli.
The Wolfpack slowed down its recruiting a little this past week, but still recently Deshawyn Middleton from Winston-Salem. Middleton is Dave Doeren’s for the Class of 2014, 14 of whom hail from the state of North Carolina.
Boston College of the Wolfpack in terms of quantity for recruiting, as the Eagles secured Richard Wilson, a three-star running back out of Detroit, Michigan. Wilson became first-year head coach Steve Addazio’s 21st for 2014.
While Syracuse has not had nearly the amount of commitments as counterparts Boston College and N.C. State, the Orange did in four-star athlete K.J. Williams. It is predicted that Williams will play wide-receiver for the Orange. Head coach Scott Shafer also secured a in Jason Cabinda. Cabinda chose Syracuse over ACC foes Boston College and Maryland.
All was quiet for Maryland on the football recruiting front this past week after a few pickups in the final week of June, pushing the Terps' total to in the 2014 class. Testudo Times had in the state of Maryland and D.C. area.
Like the boys from College Park, Wake Forest also had no nibbles in basketball or football commits. The Deacs are looking to grab Gary Clark for the hardwood, to Clemson, Miami, Cincinnati and Wake Forest. That would be a nice pickup for head coach Jeff Bzdelik. Wake is also thought to be in well with QB Trace McSorley, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Boston College.
Moving on to the Coastal Division, where there wasn’t quite as much excitement as the Atlantic. We will start with Duke. Although the Blue Devils did not land a recruit this week, they apparently in football. The Blue Devils have for the 2014 class so far.
Miami took a bit of a morale hit perhaps when Treon Harris chose the Seminoles over the Canes this week, but the Travonte Valentine last week should have Hurricanes fans feeling alright. The Canes are in one set of recent rankings.
The North Carolina Tar Heels and a top 25 national ranking recruiting-wise, thanks to the Fedora Freak Show held earlier in June. Basketball recruiting is also , currently perched atop the 2014 class.
New ACC member Pittsburgh had a as three-star athlete Elijah Zeise joined the Panthers. The Pitt Panther Blog also for Pittsburgh.
Georgia Tech may not have landed anybody this past week, but the Yellow Jackets have in the recruitment of offensive lineman Dyshon Sims. Sims may be the top offensive lineman in the state of Georgia in the 2014 class. The Yellow Jackets for the class of 2014.
Virginia Tech was one Coastal team that had a nice week, in picking up two offensive line commits . Colt Pettit is for Virginia Tech. The Hokies were also in the running for QB Jacob Park, who chose Georgia and then about the Hokies, compared with the Bulldogs and Alabama. Gobbler Country also <breaks down the Hokies' entire 2014 recruiting class> so far.
Last but not least, we finish with the Wahoos of Virginia, who nabbed a couple of recruits the last week of June as well, but none in July so far. The Cavaliers only have 10 commits to date, but ranked in the top ten of most recruiting sites.
That’s all for this week in recruiting links, folks! Check back in next week for all the latest recruiting news.