ACC Teams Sure to Finish in the Top 25 Recruiting Class Rankings
While Florida State did just win the national championship, the ACC is a deeper conference than perceived.
The final Top 25 recruiting rankings are always a big subject of national signing day, and the ACC will be represented well when the final list is unveiled. Speaking of the Seminoles, they are on the verge of signing another terrific collection of recruits.
Miami is starting to recruit like it did in the past, while Clemson has done well for itself on the recruiting trail again. Plus, there's two sleeper programs that have a chance to finish among the best 25 recruiting schools for 2014.
Solid Chance: Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech has enjoyed a solid recruiting cycle, constructing a class of 25 commitments. Head coach Frank Beamer has four 4-star recruits, with running back Shai McKenzie, safety Holland Fisher and athlete Javon Harrison being his top finds.
Also, don't be surprised if 3-star receiver Isaiah Ford opts for Blacksburg.
Solid Chance: North Carolina
A sleeping giant recruiting program, North Carolina is waking up. The Tar Heels currently have 22 commitments with three being 4-star recruits.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has established himself as one of the nation's best recruiting head coaches. He and his staff do a great job of mining nearby Florida for talent, plus they routinely raid the Mid-Atlantic region.
The Tigers have 10 4-star recruits in their 19-man class. The headliner is 4-star quarterback Deshaun Watson, while 4-star prospects such as receiver Artavis Scott, linebacker Korie Rogers and running back/athlete Adam Choice are also solid commitments.
Landing uncommitted 4-star linebacker Richard Yeargin III would firmly entrench Clemson in the Top 25 recruiting rankings.
Getting a re-commitment from 4-star defensive tackle Travonte Valentine would be a big boost to the Hurricanes' attempt to finish high in the final recruiting rankings.
Recruiting has gone well for the champs, as 28 players in the 2014 class have committed to Florida State. Half the class is made up of 4-star prospects, plus 5-star running back Dalvin Cook will sign with the Seminoles next week.
Head coach Jimbo Fisher is still trying sign top-level uncommitted targets such as 5-star receiver Ermon Lane, 5-star defensive end Lorenzo Carter, 5-star receiver Malachi Dupre and 5-star defensive lineman Malik McDowell.
If things go right, Florida State could be in the discussion for the nation's No. 1 recruiting class.
2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map
The ACC teams sure to finish in the final Top 25 recruiting rankings all have commitments featured on the 2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map!