ACC Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup: Virginia Beats out Miami on the Trail
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.
Who had the best week on the recruiting trail this week? That would have to be Virginia, who got commits from 3-star OL Brad Henson, 3-star OL Jack McDonald, 4-star DB Kirk Garner and 3-star Donta Wilkins. Three 3-stars and one 4-star is pretty phenomenal in one week. All four recruits are very exciting for the program, and it appears Virginia is on fire now more than ever.
Miami also snagged a pair of 3-star commits in WR Travis Johnson and 3-star OL Alex Gall. The Hurricanes had to really wait it out for Johnson, as he had several offers, including offers from USC, Notre Dame, FSU, Florida and Oklahoma. The wait was worth it. As for Gall, the Hurricanes traveled to Ohio for his commitment and that paid off also.
It was a good week for Boston College, with commitments from 2-star K Michael Geiger, RB LeShun Daniels and DE Kevin Kavalec. However, 3-star Trey Kilgore, who had BC as a finalist, opted for Michigan State instead. Not a big loss for BC, though, as Daniels is an exciting recruit. Looking like a bruiser, Daniels runs a 4.6 40 and benches 340 lbs.
Florida State received a big commit from 3-star TE Christian Morgan. The 6'5" 250-lb athlete narrowed a list of 19 to one, ultimately selecting the Seminoles.
“Tallahassee is a cool place; it has an SEC feel to it,” Morgan told ESPN.com. “The campus is beautiful in itself. After hanging around coaches and players there, I felt comfortable real quick."
Not to be left out, Maryland had quite a couple commits this week: 3-star ATH Milan Collins, WR Deon Long and 3-star RB Richie Anderson. Anderson is a great commit for the Tarps, as he is dangerously quick with big-play ability. He will add good depth to the team, as well as all of this week's commits.
With a total of 13 commits on the books, NC State added ATH Bra'Lon Cherry, OL Patrick Roane, LB Quinton Patterson and DB Jack Tocho to the mix. All four are unheralded, but they shouldn't be overlooked, especially Cherry. Rivals lists Cherry at a 4.41 40, which is pretty good.
Should have mentioned this last week, but Miami lost 4-star athlete Jaron Kearse of Fort Meyers, Florida, per ESPN.com. He was originally committed to Auburn, before pledging to the Hurricanes.
Not a rumor, but ESPN Recruiting's NoleNation has launched. Florida State fans, rejoice (as long as you have an Insiders account, that is).
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