Clemson has been winning a lot of recruiting battles lately, and it’s showing up in the national rankings of our friends at Scout.com. The Tigers, who have 15 commitments after a recently flurry, have climbed past South Carolina (15 commits) and into the Top 20 at No.18.
The Gamecocks continue to build a solid class, and are currently ranked 22nd in the country.
Next among our seven major Carolinas schools is surprising Duke, having its best recruiting season in memory. The Blue Devils (13 commits) are ranked 37th nationally.
Wake Forest (14 commits) is putting together a solid class and is ranked 48th. N.C. State (nine commits) is right behind at No. 51.
And North Carolina, which had such a strong year last year?
The Tar Heels went after some of the best players out there, and have been losing out on most of them. They have three commitments, and are ranked 53rd only because one of those, OL James Hurst, is a five-star prospect.
East Carolina is ranked 78th with six commitments, but I think the talent the Pirates are landing is better than that. Their group includes two outstanding athletes from South Stanly High, safety Detric Allen and QB Desmond Brown, along with underrated Damon Magazu, a safety from Providence High.
As always, if you know of any commitments, offers or visits, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org