Florida State once again is doing well. So is Clemson.
Ryan Green is among the top players committed to an ACC program. He's headed to FSU.
Who else from the ACC is shining on the recruiting trail? Which class should be getting more publicity? And who is the biggest prize still out there?
Here's a quick breakdown of recruiting in the ACC, as it stands with only two months remaining until National Signing Day.
Best Class:Florida State and Clemson are just about running neck and neck, but as of today the Seminoles get the nod. Right now, FSU has the No. 11 class in the rankings and while the Seminoles are without a five-star commit on board there are plenty of big-timers in their group of commits.
All-purpose back Ryan Green, a complete prospect and one of the quickest players in the class, is the country's No. 2 prospect at his position and has the ability to make an immediate impact in Tallahassee, Fla.
As it continues to build up its offensive line, the Seminoles have landed two very good ones in Ira Denson and Austin Golson. Denson is a guard, and has the prototypical body for that position. He was dominant at one major event last summer. Golson is in the 6-feet-5, 285-pound range, and even though he is being brought in as a tackle he has the ability to slide over to guard if he is needed there.
Both of those players are top-100 247Composite recruits.
At inside linebacker, a position at which the Seminoles have had some legendary players in the past, E.J. Levenberry comes in as the No. 134 prospect in the 247Composite rankings. Outside linebacker Freddie Stevenson, an in-state product, is another excellent recruit.
At receiver, Florida State has scored big with four-stars Isaiah Jones and Levonte Whitfield.
North Carolina is getting a playmaker in Ryan Switzer.
Defensive end Davin Bellamy of Georgia is not one of the more highly rated Seminole commits, but once he adds weight will have a chance to make a major impact.
Biggest Commitment Gained: Cornerback Kendall Fuller of Olney (Md.) Good Counsel is a 247Composite five-star prospect that is ranked No. 11 overall, and No. 2 at his position. He'll play for Virginia Tech, which isn't a surprise considering three of his older brothers have done the same. The 6-feet, 175-pounder is extremely fast and very smooth in coverage. He's the type of athletic talent that could have hit the field early at probably any program in the country. Fuller needs to add muscle, and admittedly has to get better on the deep ball, but there is little doubt he is an elite talent that is a nice piece for the Hokies to add.
Sleeper Class: We'll go with North Carolina, where Larry Fedora and Co. are doing quite nicely. The Tar Heels' class is ranked fourth among ACC programs, but it hasn't gotten much pub even though it includes several talented -- and intriguing -- prospects. In four-star quarterback Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina has landed the eighth-best dual-threat signal caller in the 247Composite rankings. All-purpose back T.J. Logan, another four-star recruit, is coming off a monster state championship game performance in which he rushed for a record 510 yards. Another offensive commit to watch is Ryan Switzer, a diminutive but dangerous threat with the ball in his hands as either a third-down back or slot receiver.
The Tar Heels also are doing a good job on defense, particularly in the secondary and defensive end. Cornerbacks Desmond Lawrence and Brian Walker are in-state standouts that could play early. Ends Dajaun Drennon and Nazair Jones are both excellent pickups.
Sleeper Recruit: Virginia quarterback commit Corwin Cutler of Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes. A three-star prospect, Cutler has a big-time arm and he spins the ball extremely well. If he can pick up the playbook and continue to develop, it wouldn't be a shock to see him starting down the road.
Instant Contributor: Defensive end Shaq Lawson of Hargrave Military (Va.), who is headed to Clemson. Lawson signed with Clemson in 2012 but found out at the last minute that he just missed qualifying. With the Tigers, he probably would have seen early action. Instead, he headed to Hargrave Military, and had a big season for the school's post-graduate team. Lawson is every bit of his listed height and weight of 6-feet-4, 265 pounds, and should get plenty of action in 2013 at the strong-side defensive end position. Not only is he physically gifted, but he's a player than can be effective against both the run and pass -- something the Tigers desperately need.
Biggest Prize Left: On paper, it would be Robert Nkemdiche, the country' No. 1-rated prospect. He recently de-committed from Clemson. The reality, though, is that at this time he appears to be a longshot for the Tigers. On the other hand, Clemson seems to be very much in the running for defensive tackle Montravius Adams, the No. 2 overall prospect. Three coaches were at his game last week, and he recently made visits to Death Valley on back-to-back weekends. Right now, Georgia looks like Clemson's biggest threat.
Best Position Group: The is an extremely tough call. But we'll give a slight edge to Clemson's receivers over Virginia Tech's corners. The Tigers currently have three outstanding receiver commits in Ryan Jenkins, Demarcus Robinson and Mike Williams, and each will bring a unique set of skills to Death Valley. Jenkins is a 5-feet-10, 182-pound speedster. Robinson is a big target that possesses elite athleticism and tremendous leaping ability. Williams will bring a 6-feet-4 frame to town, which will make him a matchup nightmare for shorter corners. Another player that factors into the equation here is Jordan Leggett, a 6-feet-6 tight end/receiver. He's having a monster season down in Florida.
Has Some Work To Do: N.C. State. The new staff in Raleigh, N.C., is getting a late start and head coach Dave Doeren is in the process of introducing himself to prospects. One of the old staff's issues was that it had trouble securing top in-state players, so that certainly will be a focus moving forward. That Wolfpack currently has 18 commits. While there are talented players in that group, not one N.C. State pledge has better than a three-star rating. Miami also fits into this category. The Hurricanes currently are only 76th in the team rankings. That is very un-Miami like. The good news? The Hurricanes remain in the hunt for quite a few big-time players.
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