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Posted on: June 27, 2011 5:36 pm
Edited on: July 1, 2011 11:31 am
 

June ACC Commitment List

Posted by Bryan Fischer

It's the final week in June and as the temperature gauge continues to rise and we move into July, it's time to see how schools are building their recruiting class of 2012. Today we'll take a look at the verbal commitments for the ACC, where most of the conference has gone over the double-digit commitment mark.

  Boston College (4)

Offensive lineman Jim Cashman (Haddonfield, N.J.)
Tight end Sam Grant (North Royalton, Ohio)
Offensive lineman Win Homer (Christchurch, Va.)
Linebacker Tim Joy (North Chelmsford, Mass.)
Offensive lineman Frank Taylor (Warminster, Pa.)


  Clemson (12)

Defensive lineman Martin Aiken (Bamberg, S.C.)
Defensive back Travis Blanks (Tallahassee, Fla.), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012 member
Athlete Zac Brooks (Jonesboro, Ark.)
Linebacker T.J. Burrell (Goose Creek, S.C.)
Offensive lineman Patrick Destefano (Roebuck, S.C.), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012 member
Defensive back Ronald Geohaghan (Fairfax, S.C.)
Offensive lineman Jay Guillermo (Marryville, Tenn.)
Athlete Germone Hopper (Charlotte, N.C.)
Quarterback Chad Kelly (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Defensive end Shaquille Lawson (Central, S.C.)
Kicker Bradley Pinion (Concord, N.C.)
Defensive back Cordrea Tankersley (Aiken, S.C.)


  Duke (11)

Tight end Daniel Beilinson (Cary, N.C.)
Offensive lineman Casey Blaser (Charlotte, N.C.)
Defensive end Allen Jackson (Owings Mills, Md.)
Kicker Ross Martin (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
Wide receiver Max McCaffrey (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Defensive back Dwayne Norman (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Wide receiver Erich Schneider (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)
Offensive lineman Tanner Stone (Dallas, Texas)
Linebacker Deion Williams (Orange, Calif.)
Defensive end A.J. Wolfe (Tarrytown, N.Y.)
Defensive end Carlos Wray (Shelby, N.C.)


  Florida State (13)

Kicker Roberto Aguayo (Groveland, Fla.)
Punter Cason Beatty (Charlotte, N.C.)
Athlete Chris Casher (Mobile, Ala.)
Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (Denton, Texas), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012 member
Linebacker Ukeme Eligwe (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012 member
Offensive lineman James Hamilton (Orlando, Fla.)
Tight end Christo Kourtzidis (Orange, Calif.)
Quarterback Sean Maguire (West Orange, N.J.)
Running back Mario Pender (Cape Coral, Fla.), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012 member
Defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey (De Funiak Springs, Fla.)
Offensive tackle Alphonse Taylor (Mobile, Ala.)
Defensive back P.J. Williams (Ocala, Fla.)


  Georgia Tech (7)

Athlete Dennis Andrews (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Defensive tackle Pat Gamble (Carrollton, Ga.)
Defensive end Junior Gnonkonde (Lakeland, Ga.)
Defensive end Francis Kallon (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Offensive lineman Chase Roberts (Norcross, Ga.)
Linebacker Tyler Stargel (Gulf Shores, Ala.)
Athlete Michael Summers (Statesboro, Ga.)


  Maryland (10)

Defensive end Roman Braglio (Owings Mills, Md.)
Offensive lineman Nick Brigham (Atlanta, Ga.)
Linebacker Brock Dean (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Wide receiver Malcolm Culmer (Willingboro, N.J.)
Defensive back Alvin Hill (Locust Grove, Ga.)
Quarterback Perry Hills (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Wide receiver A.J. Liddell (Douglasville, Ga.)
Offensive lineman Mike Madaras (Olney, Md.)
Athlete Joe Riddle (Frederick, Md.)
Quarterback Caleb Rowe (Greer, S.C.)


  Miami (17)

Linebacker Keith Brown (Miami, Fla.)
Wide receiver Jontavious Carter (Cordele, Fla.)
Quarterback Gray Crow (Clearwater, Fla.)
Defensive back Vernon Davis (Miami, Fla.)
Quarterback Preston Dewey (Austin, Texas)
Offensive lineman Ereck Flowers (Miami, Fla.)
Defensive end Jelani Hamilton (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012 member
Defensive end Dwayne Hoilett (Vero Beach, Fla.)
Defensive back Larry Hope (Miami, Fla.)
Wide receiver Angelo Jean-Louis (Wellington, Fla.)
Running back Randy "Duke" Johnson (Miami, Fla.)
Wide receiver D'Mauri Jones (Leesburg, Fla.)
Linebacker Raphael Kirby (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Defensive back Amos "A.J." Leggett (Miami, Fla.)
Defensive end Jake O'Donnell (Doylestown, Pa.)
Defensive end Trent Taylor (Lakeland, Fla.)
Quarterback David Thompson (Miami, Fla.)


  North Carolina (10)

Athlete Kedrick Davis (Charlotte, N.C.)
Defensive back Nate Dortch (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Tight end Terrance Knox (Concord, N.C.)
Linebacker Dan Mastromatteo (Absecon, N.J.)
Tight end Justin Meredith (Anderson, S.C.)
Defensive tackle J.J. Patterson (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.)
Linebacker Shakeel Rashad (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Quarterback Patton Robinette (Maryville, Tenn.)
Linebacker Christian Russell (Chatham, Va.)
Athlete Phillip Williamson (Durham, N.C.)


  N.C. State (4)

Defensive back Niles Clark (Marietta, Ga.)
Wide receiver Xavier Griffin (Newark, Del.)
Defensive back Josh Sessoms (Bailey, N.C.)
Defensive back James Summers (Greensboro, N.C.)

  Virginia (11)

Defensive back Demeitre Brim (Lakeland, Fla.)
Athlete Maurice Canady (Richmond, Va.)
Offensive lineman Tyrell Chavis (Richmond, Va.)
Offensive lineman Ryan Doull (Fork Union, Va.)
Linebacker Mark Hall (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Quarterback Matt Johns (Warrington, Pa.)
Offensive lineman Michael Mooney (Malvern, Pa.)
Linebacker Kwontie Moore (Norfolk, Va.)
Defensive end Michael Moore (Hyattsville, Md.), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012 member
Athlete Max Valles (Hammonton, N.J.)
Athlete Wilfred Wahee (Norfolk, Va.)


  Virginia Tech (12)

Running back J.C. Coleman (Chesapeake, Va.)
Wide receiver Desmond Frye (Chester, Va.)
Athlete Der'Woun Greene (Portsmouth, Va.)
Tight end Dakota Jackson (Roanoke, Va.)
Defensive end Jarontay Jones (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Defensive back Donaldven Manning (Miami, Fla.)
Linebacker Dahman McKinnon (Hope Mills, N.C.)
Athlete Brenden Motley (Christianburg, Va.)
Athlete Mario Nixon (Norfolk, Va.)
Defensive back Donovan Riley (Norfolk, Va.)
Defensive back Davion Tookes (Fairburn, Ga.)
Offensive lineman Jack Willenbrock (Exton, Pa.)


  Wake Forest (3)

Tight end Anthony Rook (Greenville, N.C.)
Offensive lineman Joel Suggs (Randleman, N.C.)
Defensive back LaRonji Vason (Prattville, Ala.)

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Posted on: June 21, 2011 11:22 pm
Edited on: June 21, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Heath Evans 7-on-7 Notebook

Posted by Bryan Fischer

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Plenty of top players from high school teams all over the state of Florida were in action this past weekend at the 6<sup>th</sup> Annual Heath Evans Foundation 7-on-7 Tournament. Featuring two teams from MaxPreps' Preseason Top 25 for 2011 and several members from Tom Lemming's Top 100 for 2012, the fields at the King's Academy were filled with fast paced action and plenty of scoring.

One of the standouts was Tampa (Fla.) wide receiver Austin Aikens, who helped propel his team to the title and was one of the top players at the event.

"It felt real good,” Aikens said on Saturday. “I was out there making plays my team needed during the clutch."

While Plant High ended up taking the taking the title for the first time, it was just as satisfying toppling last year's state champion St. Thomas Aquinas, which beat Plant for the championship last fall. Aikens knows, however, that beating Aquinas in the summer is a different matter from beating them in the fall and he's trying to step his game up as a result.

"I'm looking to gain some more weight and polish off my route running and catching skills that I've got as a receiver so I can help my team,” he said. “We're pretty much getting there, we're starting to gel together and become one team and know what each other is thinking. Players are starting to step up when we need them to step up."

Events like Heath Evans are designed not only to give players an outlet to compete but also to showcase their skills. With the spring evaluation period over and the summer camp schedule picking up, Aikens already holds several scholarship offers and is starting to see plenty of attention from college coaches.

"It's going good,” he said. “I have offers from Missouri, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Western Kentucky, Temple, Boston College. So it's going pretty well for me. I'm still wide open."

While the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder is still sorting out his offer list, he maintains he'll likely make a decision after the football season is over. He recently took an unofficial visit to several schools in North Carolina and could be leaning towards heading out of state for college.

"About four weeks ago I went up and visited Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest,” Aikens said. “It was good, I really liked North Carolina's campus and facilities. North Carolina has some interest in me too."

Bauta shines in race to become starter

Palm Beach (Fla.) athlete Faton Bauta is trying to shed the label of “athlete” and get people used to calling him a quarterback. The dual-threat signal caller certainly impressed on the field during the tournament, showing off a strong arm and hitting some tight windows on some of his throws. The transfer from New York is not assured of the starting job just yet so the extra time with his teammates leading up to the season was crucial to developing some chemistry before the pads come on in August.

"It's going very well just being out here with them and competing with them,” Bauta said. “I like the way these guys play and I enjoy throwing the ball to them.

"I usually throw with them a lot on weekends or whenever we get the chance during the week. But out here, it's definitely good to work on the timing, there's more real game situations because you have
defenders."

Dwyer High, ranked 17<sup>th</sup> in the country by MaxPreps, is breaking in several new players into the mix and face the added challenge of moving into a new classification this season. Bauta knows the team needs to gel in the offseason if they want to go from good to great during the regular season.

"We look great but obviously we have a lot to work on,” he said. “We're working towards perfection and we still have a lot of work to do but hopefully we'll be a great team this season. Hopefully we'll win that state championship."

Bauta already holds offers from Alabama, Louisville, Miami and West Virginia among others and a few recent unofficial visits netted him some more.

"Georgia and UCF, that's about it,” he said. “(Georgia) was huge, I went on a pretty big SEC tour and went there and threw for them. They like be a lot and they offered me, I sat down with coach (Mark) Richt and he's a great guy. All of the coaches were great. They're a great school and have top of the line everything. It was great to go out there and see what they're all about."

While several schools continue to recruit Bauta as an athlete, he's a quarterback at heart and that's what he wants to play at the next level.

“That's why I went on the tour, just to show these guys I can throw the ball,” he said. “Hopefully I can show the guys out here that I can throw the ball."

Bauta participated at the Florida State camp on Sunday after wrapping up things in Palm Beach at the Heath Evans tournament. While he doesn't have an offer from the Seminoles at the moment, it's possible they could break into his recruiting with one. Right now however, he's starting to narrow down his list based on a few of his big offers.

"I have a top seven and if you looked at the offers I have, you'd be able to figure it out,” Bauta said. “I'm really just keeping my options open right now in case something pops up with a school. I'm just seeing who likes me and who has the best chance of winning and having the most success during the four years I'm there. I want to get the best connection to the coaches and the players."

Howard makes plays on both sides of the ball

Cornerback Tracey Howard of Miramar (Fla.) knows he doesn't have much left to prove after a stellar junior year and a very good offseason on the all-star travel team South Florida Express. But there he was out in the heat, running routes on offense and playing receivers tight on defense.

"I think it's good because I'm out here with my team rather than as an individual,” Howard said. “I'm on my team getting better, developing chemistry on my team is a good feeling."

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound corner is working on getting stronger in the offseason and wants to improve his tackling before the season begins. At the same time he's looking to get better as an individual, Howard constantly has to fight off college recruiters looking to land his services.

"It's picking up,” he said. “It's getting kind of crazy right now but I try to stay humble about it and stay focused about it. I get help from my coaches and my family.

"I'm just staying open with the process. I won't say I have a long time to think about it like a year but I'm just trying to stay open.”

Howard plans on visiting Miami and Florida State soon and has already visited the other in-state power, Florida, for a spring practice. He plans on committing during the middle of the season or on Signing Day, depending on how his visits work out and if he's comfortable with a certain school. In the mean time, he's just doing what's asked of him to help his team win.

"It was good to play some receiver and make plays for my team,” Howard said. “I don't really play offense but I'm out here with my team having fun."

Notes

- One of the underclassmen who had an intriguing blend of size and speed was Tampa (Fla.) linebacker Paris Bostick of Plant High. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder looks like a big safety but he could continue to grow into an outside linebacker. Schools are already interested with him playing safety and while he doesn't have any offers yet, is looking to have a big season after concentrating on getting better this offseason.

"Just get faster and bigger,” Bostick said. “I'm in the weight room a lot with the team but I like to work harder than everybody else. I see people trying to up their game so I'm going to try and up my game more than them and keep my head on and not get into any trouble."

- Virginia Tech commit Donaldven Manning was sporting his future college's logos on some eye black.

- Booker T. Washington was a team full of underclassmen who impressed. They made it to the championship game against Plant but fell just short. Former Miami director of football operations “IceHarris is the head coach at the school now.

Posted on: June 15, 2011 8:23 am
 

6/15 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

- USF brought out transfer Chris Dunkley to help recruit wide receiver Dvario Montgomery.

- Every Georgia signee expected to enroll this summer will do so.

- Defensive end Noah Spence sits at the top of Penn State's recruiting wish list.

- Brady Hoke is kicking off his first camp at Michigan and has plenty of good players coming to town.

- Ohio State could see things get tougher out on the recruiting trail going forward.

COMMITMENTS:

- Mississippi State picked up linebacker and New Orleans native Torrey Bell.

- Kentucky landed a commitment from defensive lineman Patrick Graffree and Indiana added one from lineman Alex Todd.

- Washington received a commitment from defensive end Malcolm Jackson.

- Offensive tackle Evan Boehm committed to Missouri and that's a big pick up for the school.

- Wide out Alvin Cornelius committed to play at Syracuse.

- Athlete Taylor Oldham is the first member of UCF's 2012 recruiting class.

- Boise State added offensive lineman Steven Baggett.

- N.C. State added talented receiver Xavier Griffin and North Carolina did the same with athlete Kedrick Davis.
Posted on: June 11, 2011 4:01 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Clemson adds pair of top flight defensive backs

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Clemson brought in one of, if not the, top linebacker groups as part of their class of 2011 and they are now in good position to being in the top defensive back class in 2012 based on a pair of recent commitments. Fairfax (S.C.) safety Ronald Geohaghan and Top 100 defensive back Travis Blanks of Tallahassee (Fla.) both pledged to the Tigers this week, giving the school two elite players for an already strong recruiting class.

"There's just something about Clemson," Geohaghan told TigerIllustrated.com. "They put out great players in so many sports and you see so many guys getting great jobs after they leave Clemson. I see it all over the place here. They have good citizens that represent the university well."

"I called up coach (Dabo) Swinney, told him and he was ecstatic," Blanks told the site Friday. "It was crazy. Coach Swinney is on the front-end of his coaching career and Clemson's been getting some big-time commits."

The 6-foot, 190-pound Geohaghan is high school teammates with Clemson commit Bashaud Breeland. The pair wanted to play together at the next level and it looks like both enjoyed Clemson enough for that to be the school they'll head to next fall.

"Bashaud and I had talked about playing together in college back when we were in high school," Geohaghan said. "Now it's going to happen and it's a dream come true. I'm going to work hard and hopefully play as a freshman."

Blanks is the 16th overall player in the class of 2012, according to analyst Tom Lemming. At 6-foot-1 and 195-pounds, he can play either safety or corner and starred at both during the recent Tallahassee Nike Camp, shutting down opposing receivers with ease. Holding well over 30 offers from powerhouse programs across the country, it was the Clemson coaching staff made the best connection with the talented Florida athlete and a big reason why he pulled the trigger on a commitment.

"They did a tremendous job," Blanks said. "They kept it real with me. They didn't hound me. I like those type of guys."

The five-star athlete had 104 tackles and four interceptions last year as a junior and added eight touchdowns on offense and special teams. He was expected to leave Tallahassee (home of Florida State) for college and had given strong consideration to Auburn and Miami. Geohaghan acutally played linebacker last season in high school and had 97 tackles and seven sacks. He was considering Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and South Carolina before picking the Tigers.

The pair's commitments give Clemson seven total players in the class of 2012, including three defensive backs for secondary coach Charlie Harbison. Both participated in Swinney's football camp this week prior to making their commitment.

Photo via MaxPreps of Travis Blanks.

Posted on: June 3, 2011 6:22 pm
Edited on: June 4, 2011 11:37 am
 

SEC changes tune, says no more oversigning

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Oversigning. Roster Management. Initial counters. Transfers. Those were some of the buzz words as the SEC wrapped up their annual spring meetings this week in Destin, Florida (CBSSports.com colleague Brett McMurphy has been covering the meetings on his blog). Oversigning, a topic that has been debated at length in the media coming into the meetings, was expected to be one of the things the league actually took action on and that they did Friday afternoon.

The SEC presidents voted to approve several proposals that will be adopted league-wide immediately, with several expected to be forwarded for possible adoption by the NCAA. The most noteworthy of the proposals was reducing the annual cap on signees from 28 to 25. Several schools, such as Florida and Georgia, had already been abiding by the lower limit.

Current NCAA rules permit schools to take 25 "initial counters" per year (high school players who enroll at a school for the first time are considered an initial counter) but schools can sign up to 28 players to a letter of intent to take into account players who do not qualify academically.

Several SEC coaches developed a reputation of being notorious oversigners. Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt signed 38 players in 2009 (though fewer than 25 actually enrolled in school), prompting the currrent limit of 28 signees that commonly became known as 'The Houston Nutt Rule.' All 12 of the league's coaches were also at the meetings this week and voted to keep the limit at 28 but were overturned by the presidents, who voted 12-0 in favor of the new rule.

"No one wants to win more than I do," commissioner Mike Slive told reporters. "But you don't want to win at the expense of young people. You want to win for them." 

The 25 signee limit is just one of several that will change the way the SEC (and possibly others in the future) recruits. Other new rules were adopted to address the number of signees, how players are counted when they enroll and having the league office oversee all medical scholarship exemptions. The conference also eliminated an exception allowing graduate students to transfer and not have to sit out a year. This rule will not start until October, allowing transfers considering SEC schools to still enroll without a penalty, such as former N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson.

"You should stay at our institutions long enough to have the type of academic experience that you expect student-athletes to have," Slive said. "You shouldn't solely transfer in for an athletic experience."

All of the talk and actual change that came about in Destin this week is a remarkable turnaround for the conference. Last year the conference pushed through legislation related to how to count incoming players that essentially created a loophole to the 28 man limit and other changes related to counting financial aid. It was just two years ago that the SEC submitted the 28 signees limit to the NCAA membership, which was subsequently accepted and made a national rule.

Slive and the presidents didn't think about things or slowly phase in legislation, they made a hardline stance this week and said no more oversigning.

What does this mean going forward? At the moment, these proposals are limited to the SEC so Texas A&M or Washington can still sign 28 players in the upcoming class of 2012. Big Ten schools have already adopted even stricter signing rules and have been leading the outrage over oversigning for several years.

The deadline to submit NCAA legislation is in a few weeks so we'll know exactly what is on the horizon nationally but there's at least one or two SEC coaches going back to their recruiting board and making a few adjustments. Many of the league's coaches sign a player they know cannot qualify in hopes of placing him in a junior college and then getting him eligible. Starting this year, the so-called 'sign and place' kids will be no more.

Bottom line is you'll see 25 or fewer players actually sign a letter of intent with SEC schools come February. The days of kids getting squeezed out of a scholarship because of a coach oversigning appear to be over and no matter what you think of the oversigning debate, that's a good thing.

Posted on: June 2, 2011 11:51 am
 

Jersey quarterback heads to Florida State

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Florida State is used to going after some of the top players in the country but they nabbed one that was flying under the radar Wednesday night with the commitment of West Orange (N.J.) quarterback Sean Maguire.

"I just had that feeling about Florida State since I stepped foot on campus during the spring," Maguire told Rivals. "It had that feeling of home and it was an opportunity I couldn't pass on." 

Maguire only had scholarship offers from Florida State and Buffalo but was drawing interest from several BCS programs. He planned to unofficially visit several schools this summer and perform at plenty of camps but all that will be put on hold after he found the right fit in Tallahassee.

"I had a lot of trips planned," said Maguire. "I was going to visit Alabama, N.C. State and Maryland, but not anymore. I want to thank those schools for everything, but Florida State is my school now."

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback is planning another trip to see the Seminoles later this month. He threw for 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns last year in a primarily run-based offense but has an impressive record as a starter of 19-3 in two years.

Maguire is the 10th commitment in the class of 2012 for the Seminoles and is the second under the radar-type quarterback in as many years for the team.  
Posted on: June 2, 2011 1:02 am
Edited on: June 2, 2011 1:38 am
 

May ACC Commitment List

Posted by Bryan Fischer

The calendar has turned from May to June and it's time to see how schools are building their class of 2012. Today we'll take a look at the verbal commitments for the ACC, where several schools are starting to build momentum on the recruiting trail.

Boston College (1)

Offensive lineman Win Homer (Christchurch, Va.)


Clemson (4)

Offensive lineman Patrick Destefano (Roebuck, S.C.)

Offensive lineman Jay Guillermo (Marryville, Tenn.)

Athlete Germone Hopper (Charlotte, N.C.)

Defensive end Shaquille Lawson (Central, S.C.)


Duke (5)

Wide receiver Max McCaffrey (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)

Linebacker Deion Williams (Orange, Calif.)

Defensive back Dwayne Norman (Jacksonville, Fla.)
 
Defensive end Allen Jackson(Owings Mills, Md.)

Wide receiver Erich Schneider(Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)


Florida State (10)

Offensive tackle Alphonse Taylor(Mobile, Ala.)

Kicker Roberto Aguayo(Groveland, Fla.)

Athlete Chris Casher(Mobile, Ala.)

Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (Denton, Texas), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012 member

Linebacker Ukeme Eligwe (Stone Mountain, Ga.)

Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012 member

Quarterback Sean Maguire (West Orange, N.J.)

Running back Mario Pender(Cape Coral, Fla.), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012 member

Defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey(De Funiak Springs, Fla.)

Defensive back P.J. Williams(Ocala, Fla.)



Georgia Tech (2)

Offensive lineman Chase Roberts(Norcross, Ga.)

Defensive end Junior Gnonkonde(Lakeland, Ga.)


Maryland(3)

Defensive end Roman Braglio(Owings Mills, Md.)

Offensive lineman Nick Brigham(Atlanta, Ga.)

Offensive lineman Mike Madaras(Olney, Md.)


Miami (10)

Linebacker Keith Brown(Miami, Fla.)

Wide receiver Jontavious Carter(Cordele, Fla.)

Quarterback Gray Crow(Clearwater, Fla.)
 
Offensive lineman Ereck Flowers (Miami, Fla.)

Wide receiver Angelo Jean-Louis (Wellington, Fla.)

Running back Randy "Duke" Johnson(Miami, Fla.) 

Linebacker Raphael Kirby (Stone Mountain, Ga.)

Defensive back Amos "A.J." Leggett(Miami, Fla.)

Defensive end Trent Taylor(Lakeland, Fla.)

Quarterback David Thompson(Miami, Fla.)


North Carolina (7)

Tight end Terrance Knox (Concord, N.C.)

Linebacker Dan Mastromatteo (Absecon, N.J.) 

Tight end Justin Meredith (Anderson, S.C.)

Athlete Phillip Williamson (Durham, N.C.)

Linebacker Shakeel Rashad(Jacksonville, Fla.)

Linebacker Christian Russell(Chatham, Va.)

Defensive tackle J.J. Patterson(Roanoke Rapids, N.C.)


N.C. State(3)

Defensive back Niles Clark(Marietta, Ga.)

Defensive back Josh Sessoms(Bailey, N.C.)

Defensive back James Summers(Greensboro, N.C.)

Virginia (5)

Linebacker Kwontie Moore (Norfolk, Va.)

Athlete Wilfred Wahee (Norfolk, Va.)

Offenisve lineman Ryan Doull (Fork Union, Va.)

Linebacker Mark Hall(Virginia Beach, Va.)

Defensive back Demeitre Brim(Lakeland, Fla.)


Virginia Tech(11)

Running back J.C. Coleman(Chesapeake, Va.)

Wide receiver Desmond Frye (Chester, Va.)

Athlete Der'Woun Greene(Portsmouth, Va.)

Tight end Dakota Jackson(Roanoke, Va.)

Defensive back Donaldven Manning(Miami, Fla.)

Linebacker Dahman McKinnon(Hope Mills, N.C.)
 
Quarterback T.J. Millweard(Fort Worth, Texas)

Athlete Mario Nixon (Norfolk, Va.)

Defensive back Davion Tookes(Fairburn, Ga.)

Offensive lineman Jack Willenbrock (Exton, Pa.)


Wake Forest (1)

Offensive lineman Joel Suggs(Randleman, N.C.)


Posted on: May 23, 2011 10:03 am
 

5/23 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Lots of conference meetings underway (Big Ten's last week, Big East's this week, SEC's next week, etc.) and recruiting rules and oversigning are expected to be topics of discussion. We'll be sure and track what, if anything, comes out of the meetings. On to the links:

- Some details on what Auburn and Alabama pay for recruiting services.

- Offensive tackle Kameron Davis holds offers from West Virginia, Texas Tech, Louisville and others.

- Defensive tackle Vincent Valentine is planning on taking visits to Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Tennessee.

- Defensive back Josh Holsey will choose a school among Auburn, Georgia, LSU and Virginia Tech tomorrow.

- D.J. Gallo is up to eight offers, N.C. State, Maryland and UConn among them.
 
 
 
 
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