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ACC Recruiting Links, August 23

Friday, August 23, 2013 10:35am
By: Riley Johnston

It was a slow week in both football and basketball as far as commitments go (although Maryland and Syracuse both landed top 100 players from the 2014 basketball class), but that doesn’t mean behind-the-scenes work wasn’t getting done.

Boston College landed a 5-foot-7 player out of New Jersey. It is likely he will play slot receiver and return kicks for the Eagles.

Wake Forest landed a commitment from an under-the-radar prospect last Friday in three-star quarterback Lemar Harris of Millbrook High School. He ran at 4.4 40 at the Wake Forest football camp last month.

Maryland landed a huge prospect for the 2014 basketball recruiting class in Trayvon Reed. He is the fourth four-star of the class for Mark Turgeon and propels the Terps to third nationally in the recruiting rankings.

Jim Boeheim and Syracuse got a four-star of its own in PG Kaleb Joseph. In doing so, Syracuse moved to sixth nationally.

In fact, the ACC holds five of the top 11 spots in the recruiting rankings, according to 247Sports.

Going back to football, former Notre Dame running back pledge Elijah Hood has de-committed from the Irish. He originally chose Notre Dame over North Carolina, and now Virginia Tech and Georgia appear to be involved, as well.

Here is a Q and A with Clemson’s 2014 QB commit Deshaun Watson, in which he predicts a 14-point victory for the Tigers over the Georgia Bulldogs. The Tigers also made the final five of a big-time defensive tackle prospect.

Mike Krzyzewski continues to push forward on some of the top recruits for the class of 2014.

The No. 19 recruit Goodluck Okonoboh trimmed his list down to five, and while Duke made the cut, Maryland did not.

Brian Gregory is looking for a few big men to bring in to Atlanta with his final scholarships for 2014.

Mike London is beginning to find success at the expense of rival Virginia Tech in recruiting the state of Virginia.

Brick Oettinger updated the top 2014 point guards list, and there are a couple of ACC schools with players on the list.

Florida State continues to develop its brand and appeal to football recruits.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to check in daily for all the best links from around the ACC.