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ACC Weekend Recruiting Update, Aug. 5

Monday, August 5, 2013 12:24pm

Since last Friday, three more 2014 prospects picked ACC schools. We've got the run-down on each one.

Brandon Powell

Last week, the Tennessee Volunteers thought they had they’re hands on a three-star athlete from the class of 2014 in Florida native Brandon Powell.

But Saturday the Deerfield Beach (Fla.) product with 4.4 40-yard dash speed flipped from Tennessee to nearby Miami. Like many top recruits these days, Powell made his decision known via Twitter.

Powell had an impressive list of offers that included schools such as LSU, Auburn and Tennessee, as well as multiple ACC and Big Ten schools. What may have helped Miami win Powell back from Tennessee - and keep him away from LSU - was that the Cane's offered the 5-9, 170-pound Powell a chance to play running back. Some other schools saw him purely as a slot WR or as a CB.

Powell's commitment gives Miami 26 for its 2014 class, which now sits at No. 4 in 247Sports' Sixteen of those recruits are from the Palm Beach, Broward and Dade trio of counties.

Here are some highlights of Powell in action.

Terrell Lewis

Georgia Tech Yellow was quick to offer Lewis a scholarship. In fact, Tech was the first team to do so.

Clearly, that made a difference when the three-star linebacker was ready to pick his school.

“I feel like I made a really good decision,” the Ocoee (Fla.) High school star “They’ve always been right at the top or in the top five the whole way.”

While the 6-1 205-pounder also held offers from hometown UCF and Miami, but according to Lewis, the combination of a great education, location, football team, and coaching staff that GT provided was too much to turn down.

Here are some highlights of Lewis in action.

Greg Stroman

When Virginia Tech pursues a defensive back, the Hokies are hard to beat.

Such was the case on Saturday, when Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson High standout Greg Stroman picked the Hokies over Virginia and Duke.

Stroman, a three-star prospect, starred as a dual-threat quarterback last season, when he piled up over 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards receiving. But he saw his future in college at defensive back, and that's where Virginia Tech, the school he referred to as "DB U" had the advantage.

“I just felt more comfortable,” Stroman “I feel like I can benefit, learning how to play better at DB, and it’s a winning program.”

Here are some highlights of Stroman in action. He's at QB, not DB, in them, but they do give you a feel for his athleticism, speed and ability to change directions quickly.