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ACC Recruiting Links, Feb. 7

Friday, February 7, 2014 12:18am
By: Harrison Chabinsky

With National Signing Day behind us, let's take a look at how the ACC did.

First-year coach Steve Addazio is very pleased with his 2014 class. Boston College will be in position to repeat last year's bowl berth with 30 new faces joining their team. The group included a few four-star recruits and a pair of Florida Gator transfers. 

The Clemson Tigers lost a lot of talent on the offensive side of the ball, but they were quick to replace it, adding 20 commits to the 2014 squad. The class ranks in the top 20 and includes the top quarterback in the class, as well as weapons for him to throw to. 

Duke signed 18 players to its 2014 class, including a record, four four-star recruits, rated by ESPN. ESPN top-300 WR Trevon Lee topped David Cutcliffe's class. The Devils' rival North Carolina Tar Heels recruited pretty well themselves. They recieved a commitment from the state's best prospect in RB Elijah Hood. 

Rounding out the Triangle, N.C. State did pretty well on National Signing Day, receiving commitments from nine of the top-30 North Carolina prospects. The Wolfpack's 2014 class ranked top 30 in the nation and seemed to fill a lot of voids for a team with only three wins last year. 

Might as well keep it in the state at this point. Wake Forest signed 26 players in Dave Clawson's inagural class. One of the Deacons' biggest holes was on the defensive line last season. They made sure to address that problem. 

The Hokies usually have their recruiting classes finished up and confirmed way before NSD. That wasn't the case this year for Frank Beamer and friends. Meanwhile, in-state rival Virginia made out extremely well. The Cavaliers signed a pair of five-star players as part of a class that featured four of the top-10 Virginia state players. 

Signs of the good ol' Miami days. Coach Al Golden turned in a top-10 class. The 2014 class features a bolstered defensive line. I hope this will please alumnus Warren Sapp a little.

Georgia Tech needed a pick-me-up after Vad Lee announced his decision to transfer. The 2014 class features a few four-star recruits as well as a group of athletes, including a late commit. 

In a quick view of the newer members of the conference, Pittsburgh signed 22 players to its 2014 class. Late drama will sure have the Panthers not making amends with Vanderbilt anytime soon. 25 players will make up Syracuse's recruiting class, including a four-star WR. 

Meanwhile, the rich just get richer. Florida State signed a top-5 recruiting class that includes a couple of five-star prospects. Not too shabby of a day for the national champions.