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ACC Daily Links, Feb. 5

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 8:38am
By: Harrison Chabinsky

Boston College
The Eagles' 2014 recruiting class took a hit the day before signing day. Just about a week after he commited to Steve Addazio, three-star DB Tre Tarpley decommitted and switched over to the Commodores of Vanderbilt. The staff will look to Wednesday where they hope a few more prospects will be coming their way. 

The Tigers have struggled to put points on the board this season, but apparently a mere 45 is enough to sink Georgia Tech. Yawn. Coach Swinney and his coaching staff will have their eyes on some key prospects announcing their decisions on NSD.  

Coach K has an astounding record in games following a loss. After a heartbreaker at Syracuse this past weekend, the Devils bounced back and clobbered Wake Forest by 20. Here's a cool article about the rise and success of Duke football.

Florida State
Jameis Winston. As if his football talent wasn't great enough, he can play some baseball too. The reigning Heisman winner was tabbed a third-team All-American by Baseball America. Coach Jimbo Fisher has his targets set on a couple more defensive linemen on NSD.

Georgia Tech
The Jackets recieved their 20th commit of their 2014 recruiting class the day before NSD, landing two-star WR Clinton Lynch. The basketball team struggled to produce much offense against Clemson, falling to the Tigers 45-41.

Coach Turgeon wants to ditch his kind coaching demeanor and become a jerk. That hasn't impacted his team ... yet. The Terrapins fell to North Carolina Tuesday night 75-63. Rumors have it that local five-star OL Damian Prince will stay home and sign with the Terps.

The Canes have a lot of talent already set to come to Coral Gables for 2014, but Coach Al Golden is hoping for a few more. Here's a link for live updates following Miami prospects on NSD. 

North Carolina
The Tar Heels seem to have finally found their stride. The team has won four in a row after beating Maryland 75-63 in Chapel Hill. The game marked the end of a rivalry with Maryland heading for the Big Ten next year. 

N.C. State
Recruiting in North Carolina has always been a battle. This year, N.C. State was able to make a statement, signing nine of the top 30 NC prospects. 

Notre Dame
The Irish already have a top 10-ranked recruiting class in 2014. They'll look to move up even higher in the rankings with a group of four and three-star prospects announcing their decisions on NSD. This morning, Notre Dame added its 23rd commit of the class, as four-star DT Daniel Cage announced his decision to play for Coach Brian Kelly. 

Vanderbilt swiped another ACC recruit right before NSD. Three-star QB Wade Freebeck backed out of his commitment to the Panthers and will instead play for the Commodores next season. Pittsburgh lost some important depth to Vanderbilt. 

Currently, the Orange have played the easiest conference schedule out of all. I'm not taking anything away from their 22-0 start, but the road is about to get a lot tougher. National Signing Day kicked off early for Syracuse this morning. 

Tony Bennett's team is hot. It's still a little early, but the Cavs have a good shot at a top-4 NCAA tournament seed. 

Virginia Tech
Frank Beamer and his recruiters will hope to reap the rewards that NSD can bring. Here's a link that will provide Hokie fans with some signing updates throughout the day. 

Wake Forest
Without top scorer Codi Miller-McIntyre in uniform against Duke Tuesday night, the Deacons had no shot against an angry Blue Devil team. Wake Forest hung tough for the majority of the first half but ended up losing the game 83-63