ACC Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup: Clemson Stockpiling Talent on Defense
Every Wednesday we'll take a trip around the ACC to see how recruiting is panning out. Whose class is shaping up nicely and who has a lot of work left to do? Your weekly recruiting roundup will help answer just that.
Arguably, the two standouts of the week are 5-star Nkemdiche and 4-star Daniel. It’s going to be key for head coach Dabo Swinney to keep these guys committed.
In fact, it goes beyond key—it’s crucial. Clemson is on track to build a championship-winning defense at the rate they're going. Let's hope for the sake of Tiger fans everywhere that it stays that way come February.
Florida State is not doing too bad either on the recruiting trail, as the Seminoles have 12 total commits with two in the top 100, according to Rivals. This week the Seminoles snagged a 4-star in RB Ryan Green and a 3-star in WR Jesus Wilson.
Green looks like a solid commit for Florida State that will most likely still be committed by February. This is great news for Seminoles, as Green rushed for 1,069 yards in 2011 and had 14 rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown as a junior.
Virginia Tech and Virginia
Quiet week for Virgina Tech and Virginia, but their classes are still both shaping up nicely. I will be anxious to see how these two classes fill out.
Will Robert Nkemdiche still be committed to Clemson come February?
Interesting fact for Gray, Walker and Ngakoue? All three are coming from the same high school, so Maryland will not need to worry about an introduction for this group.
North Carolina and NC State
North Carolina received a commitment from DT Jarran Reed. Reed is a junior college transfer for the Tarheels, who are in need of quality defensive talent quickly.
Wake Forest may have received three commitments this last week, but they're nothing major. LB Ali Lamont, TE Brendan O'Neil and QB Michael Radford are all verbally committed, but no one over a 3-star here.
They picked up Cory Jasudowich, an inside linebacker out of Chesire, Conn. Jasudowich is a 3-star according to Rivals. He is also rated the fourth-best prospect in the Connecticut state rankings.
Not much to report on Miami this week, as there were no new recruits since last Wednesday.
Not the biggest week for Georgia Tech, but they did manage to pick up commits from K Harrison Butker and OL Chris Griffin. Snagging Griffin may have closed the offensive line class for 2013. He's a good fit too, as Griffin is touted as the "perfect lineman for Paul Johnson's spread option attack," according to Rivals.
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