Road To Signing Day 2014

The “Road To Signing Day 2014” is a weekly report on how each school in the Atlantic Coast Conference is doing in class of 2014 football recruiting.  Throughout this recruiting year, all the way up until Signing Day next February, we’ll provide the latest commitment updates and rankings for each ACC program.

This past week was relatively quiet, unless you’re a fan of the Duke Blue Devils or Virginia Cavaliers.  Both programs added recruits in the past week.  Duke now has two commitments in the class of 2014, while the Hoos have three pledges.  Florida State continues to lead all ACC schools with seven class of 2014 commits.  N.C. State and Wake Forest are still waiting for their first commitments.

Below is a compilation of how each school in the Atlantic Coast Conference is faring.  Included in each player listing is the player’s name, position, school (and school location), and the player’s highest star rating among the four national recruiting outlets (Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 247).  Later in the year, the star rating will be an average of the four national sites.

BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES

Commitments (1)

– Marcus Outlow, RB, Norwich Free Academy (Norwich, CT),  (247Sports)

CLEMSON TIGERS

Commitments (5)

– Dalvin Cook, RB, Central (Miami, FL),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

– Taylor Hearn, OL, Williston Elko (Williston, S.C.).  (Scout)

– Jae-lon Oglesby, RB, D.W. Daniel (Central, S.C.),  (Rivals)

– Cannon Smith, TE, Hammond School (Columbia, S.C.),  (247Sports, Scout)

– Deshaun Watson, QB, Gainesville (GA),  (Rivals)

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

Commitments (2)

Zavier Carmichael, LB, St. Paul’s (Mobile, AL), Not Rated

– Trip McNeill, OL, Davie (Mocksville, N.C.),  (247Sports, Scout)

Recent Developments/Notes:  Trip McNeill had offers from all four ACC schools in the state of North Carolina before choosing the Blue Devils last week.  East Carolina and Virginia offered as well.  McNeill is Duke’s second commitment overall in the class.

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

Commitments (7)

– Demarcus Christmas, DT, Manatee (Bradenton, FL),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

– J.J. Cosentino, QB, Central Catholic (New Kensington, PA),  (247Sports)

– J.C. Jackson, DB, Immokalee (FL),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

– Blake McClain, DE, Sandalwood (Jacksonville, FL),  (247Sports, Scout)

– Delvin Purifoy, LB, Catholic (Pensacola, FL), (Rivals, 247Sports)

– JoJo Robinson, ATH, Northwestern (Miami, FL),  (Scout)

– C.J. Worton, WR, South Dade (Homestead, FL),  (247Sports, Scout)

GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS

Commitments (2)

– Tre Jackson, RB/LB, Lowndes (Valdosta, GA), Not Rated

– Miles Taylor, DB, Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.),  (247Sports)

MARYLAND TERRAPINS

Commitments (1)

Jared Cohen, OL, McDonogh (Owings Mills, MD),  (Scout)

MIAMI HURRICANES

Commitments (4)

Trevor Darling, OL, Central (Miami, FL),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

– Alin Edouard, QB, Hialeah (FL),  (247Sports)

– Nick Linder, OL, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL),  (247Sports, Scout)

– Joseph Yearby, RB, Central (Miami, FL),  (Scout)

NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS

Commitments (3)

Tajze Battle, DB, Dunbar (Fort Myers, FL),  (247Sports)

– Robert Dinkins, DE, Olympic (Charlotte, N.C.),  (247Sports, Scout)

– Freeman Jones, PK, Bunn (N.C.),  (247Sports)

N.C. STATE WOLFPACK

Commitments (0)

PITTSBURGH PANTHERS

Commitments (1)

Chandler Kincade, QB, Blackhawk (Beaver Falls, PA), (247Sports, Scout)

SYRACUSE ORANGE

Commitments (2)

– Naesean Howard, RB, West Genesee (Camillus, N.Y.),  (Scout)

– A.J. Long, QB/ATH, Friendship Christian (Lebanon, TN),  (247Sports)

VIRGINIA CAVALIERS

Commitments (3)

Quin Blanding, S, Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

– Chris Nelson, DT, Victory Christian Academy (Lakeland, FL),  (247Sports, Scout)

– Steven Moss, OL, Chancellor (Fredericksburg, VA), , (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

Recent Developments/Notes:  Steven Moss committed this past Saturday, giving Virginia its first offensive line commitment of the class.  The 6’5″, 290-pound offensive tackle also considered offers from Clemson, Florida State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech, among many others.

VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES

Commitments (4)

Xavier Burke, TE/DL, Brunswick (Lawrenceville, VA),  (247Sports)

– Javon Harrison, DB, Kathleeen (Lakeland, FL),  (Rivals, Scout)

– Vinny Mihota, DE, Massaponax (Fredericksburg, VA),  (247Sports)

– Marshawn Williams, RB, Phoebus (Hampton, VA),  (247Sports, Scout)

WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS

Commitments (0)

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