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ACC Recruiting Links, Feb. 21

Friday, February 21, 2014 12:29am
By: Carlos Collazo

Maryland's 2014 football class got a huge boost with the commitment of five-star offensive tackle Damian Prince. Prince is considered the No. 2 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Maryland according to Rivals.com.

After Boston College upset the No. 1 team in the nation (Syracuse) the school landed its first basketball commitment of the 2015 class. Who would have thought? Anyways, it's four-star power forward Jeremy Miller.

Local recruits are the key to Boston College football coach Steve Addazio's plan for building Boston College into a top football program. Since the school was coming off of two losing seasons when he took over, top recruits weren't exactly eyeing the Eagles, and Addazio had to make sure he got all the local talent he could.

Clemson recently offered three-star defensive back Carlton Davis. Davis is a Florida product with offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and more.

With Miami's 2014 recruiting class locked up, eyes are already starting to turn towards their 2015 class, which already has three players committed to the program.

According to ESPN's Jared Shanker, Florida State has the top 2014 offensive line group of all of the ACC schools.

While the national ranking sites didn't give much love to Paul Johnson's recruiting 2014 recruiting class, it could easily be the deepest and most well-rounded group he's pulled in since taking over for Georgia Tech.

Brian Chaffin is going to be visiting UNC and Virginia Tech. Chaffin is a center from Charlotte, N.C., and is a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com. Chaffin is holding offers from the two schools mentioned above as well as N.C. State, Duke, Wake Forest, Mississippi State and more.

A few nights ago Notre Dame became the latest school to offer three-star running back Kirk Merritt. Merritt is holding offers from 14 other schools, in addition to the Irish.

Given what Dave Clawson has had to work around, he's done an excellent job finishing up Wake Forest's 2014 recruiting class and many fans are already getting excited about some of the players that are headed to Winston-Salem.

Ayo Fapohunda writes that Pittsburgh's football recruiting is all bite, no bark.

Speaking of Pitt, Paul Chryst recently filled out his coaching staff by hiring former NFL wide receiver Greg Lewis. While Lewis is a "fairly inexperienced coach," he does bring knowledge of the NFL to the program, which is a nice sell to potential recruits.

Virginia Tech recently offered the No. 14 outside linebacker in the nation, four-star Asmar Bilal.

Three-star quarterback Alex Malzone recently picked up his first BCS offer on a visit to Wake Forest. He's interested in N.C. State, as well, and has offers from a number of smaller schools including Old Dominion, Bowling Green and Toledo.

You should also be sure to check out how ACC teams are doing with their 2015 recruits in the Coastal Division.