ACC Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup: Fort Meyers 4-Star Great Add for Clemson

Erin SorensenContributor IAugust 8, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04:  The Clemson Tigers walk out of the tunnel onto the field 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.


Clemson received the only 4-star commit from ATH in Jayron Kearse. A native of Ft. Meyers, Florida, Kearse is a 6'3", 190-pound versatile athlete and is the 17th commitment to this class for 2013. Per, Kearse originally tweeted his commitment to Clemson, but ultimately deleted it. Head coach Grant Redhead confirmed the commitment later on.

The 17th commitment for Boston College's class of 2013 is WR Drew Barksdale (per Rivals). He is the third receiver to join this class and stands 6'0" 180 lbs. Offers from Air Force and Ohio were turned down in favor of Boston College.

Showing off how hard they've been working on the recruiting trail, North Carolina received a commitment from 3-star DE Marquis Haynes. The 6'6", 225-pound defensive end was originally committed to Louisville before switching to the Tarheels. What ultimately sealed the deal was when he took part in North Carolina's June summer camp.

As he told iSportsWebThe [UNC] camp played a big role, because I got to be around the coaches a lot and see the campus."

A decommit from Penn State, 3-star WR Zach Bradshaw has chosen to commit to Virginia. Per The Washington Post, the receiver made an unofficial visit to Charlottesville before orally committing to Coach Mike London and his team. The 6'5", 205-pound athlete will be slotted as an outside linebacker.


According to the Card Chronicle, another Louisville football recruit has decommitted from the program. As Marquis Haynes posted on his personal Twitter account:

I just decommited from Louisville wasn't a good fit future tar heels

— quis haynes (@4Quis) August 5, 2012



As reported by Graham Watson of the Dr. Saturday blog, Clemson recruit Daniel Rodriguez has been cleared by both the NCAA and ACC to play college football. The 24-year-old has a purple heart for the six years he served in the U.S. Army. Having already started classes at Clemson, Rodriguez will bring an interesting, but special aspect, to college football.