ACC Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup: Clemson Stockpiling Talent on Defense

Erin SorensenContributor IJune 20, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04:  A detail of a Clemson Tigers flag attached to a car in the parking lot while fans tailgate outside the stadium prior to CLemson playing against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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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.



What a week it has been for Clemson recruiting. On the board for the Tigers are DE Dane Rogers, OL Maverick Morris, DE Elijah Daniel, DE Robert Nkemdiche and DB David Kamara

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

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.



Biggest move of the week goes to Maryland, who got a boost by adding OL Derwin Gray, LB Cavon Walker and LB Yannick Ngakoue. They also received commitments from RB DeAndre Lane and DE Mike Williams.

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

The Winston-Salem Journal had a good article yesterday about a few commitments to both NC State and North Carolina. WR Jalen McDaniel and CB Marcus Edmond are both headed to 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

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.


Boston College

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. 


Georgia Tech

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.