Monday, December 7, 2009

ACC football recruiting's improving

While still getting hammered in the southeast by the SEC, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s recruiting is slowly improving, according to our friends at

The SEC has five of Scout’s top eight recruiting classes for 2010, and the ACC can’t challenge that.

But the league now does have 10 of its 12 programs ranked in the top 50, led by Miami at No.14. The Hurricanes are followed by Clemson (No.22), Virginia Tech (26) and Florida St. (27).

Surprisingly, the Seminoles have added five commitments since long-time coach Bobby Bowden announced his retirement.

N.C. State has a solid group at No.30, followed by improving North Carolina at No.34.

The rest of the league lines up as follows: Georgia Tech (37), Boston College (38), Wake Forest (39), Maryland (47), Duke (63) and Virginia (66).

The Deacons have moved up nicely in recent weeks, while the Blue Devils have faded after a strong start.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

"while the Blue Devils have faded after a strong start"...

This phrase also summarizes the last few seasons of Duke basketball.

MichaelProcton said...

Why wouldn't FSU have picked up commitments? Players want to have a hope they'll be coached by the same staff for as much of their career as possible.