ACC Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup: Florida State Wins on Recruiting Trail

Erin SorensenContributor IJuly 11, 2012

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 couple weeks it has been for the Seminoles. The program added some big recruits with 4-star WR Isaiah Jones, 4-star LB Freddie Stevenson, 3-star DB Adrian Baker and 3-star OL Ryan Hoefeld.

Florida State now has 17 commitments. The Seminoles have an average star rating of 3.41 according to The Orlando Sentinel also talked about the importance of the first week of July for Florida State recruiting. From the most recent commits, the Seminoles are right on track.

Maryland also added some talent to their commitment list with LB Jalen Brooks, 2-star DB Elvis Dennah, 2-star ATH Jacquille Veii and 2-star DE Malik Jones. These four pledges take the program's total to 15 commits. Veii has the quickest 40 of the group, with a 4.5 time.

Boston College and Duke both picked up two and three commits respectively. Pledges for Boston College were 3-star WR David Coggins, 3-star WR Dan Monteroso and DE Joel Rich. Duke secured commites from DE Mike Ramsay and 3-star QB Parker Boehme.

Boehme, a dual-threat quarterback from Sandalwood, ultimately picked Duke over Auburn, South Florida and Central Florida, per The Florida Times-Union. The recruit also told the Florida Times-Union that if he doesn't make it to the NFL, a degree from Duke would be something top notch.

There were a lot of programs that grabbed 3-star commitments in the last couple of weeks. Those programs were Clemson with 3-star WR Ryan Jenkins, Georgia Tech with 3-star DE Justin Akins and 3-star DB John Marvin, NC State with 3-star ATH Chris Holmes, 3-star DB Hassan Childs and 3-star RB Matt Dayes and Wake Forest with 3-star DT Kyle Shortridge and 3-star WR Alex Montgomery.

The biggest commit of the week is arguably North Carolina's 4-star RB TJ Logan. This pledge can be credited to interim football coach Everett Withers. Before being replaced by the incoming Larry Fedora, Withers traveled to Greensboro to visit Logan. The 3-AA state title game MVP was impressed with North Carolina and Withers, which ultimately led to his commit, per The fifth all-purpose running back in the country, per, will be a great addition for the Tar Heels.


After a couple of decommits in June, the ACC has held steady over the last couple of weeks. There is still a lot of time between now and February, but it's good to see stability for the programs.


Clemson commit DE Robert Nkemdiche is showing a lot of character through the recruitment process. Using the leverage he has with the team, Nkemdiche has already had two fellow Grayson High teammates commit with him, per Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated. While Nkemdiche is considered a future star, it appears the athlete has some strong negotiation skills as well. If he has it his way, Grayson DB Ryan Carter will have an offer from Clemson soon.