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.

Since the April 9 report, Boston College, Duke, and North Carolina have added recruits.  The Eagles and Blue Devils scored one apiece, while the Tar Heels landed three players including a consensus 4-star quarterback.  Meanwhile, UVa had one of its recruits de-commit.

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 (5)

– Harold Landry, DE, Pine Forest (Fayetteville, N.C.),  (247Sports)

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

– Thaddius Smith, WR, Cardinal O’Hara (Philadelphia, PA),  (247Sports)

– Darius Wade, QB, Middletown (DE),  (Rivals, 247Sports)

– Isaac Yiadom, WR/DB, Doherty Memorial (Worcester, MA),  (Rivals, 247Sports)

Recent Developments/Notes:   Former Temple head coach Steve Addazio headed to Philly for Boston College’s latest commitment, slot receiver Thaddius Smith.  Smith chose the Eagles over Temple.

Four of BC’s five commitments have come in late March and April.

CLEMSON TIGERS

Commitments (4)

– 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 (5)

Zavier Carmichael, LB, St. Paul’s (Mobile, AL),  (Rivals, 247Sports)

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

– Jake Sanders, OL, Carrollton (GA),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

– Alonzo Saxton, CB, Bishop Hartley (Columbus, OH),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

– Kameron Schroeder, OL, Cosumnes Oaks (Elk Grove, CA),  (Rivals, 247Sports)

Recent Developments/Notes:  Duke landed a commitment from cornerback Alonzo Saxton this Wednesday, multiple sources report.  A solid addition for the Blue Devils, Saxton reportedly also considered offers from Cincinnati, Northwestern, and Wisconsin, among others.

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

Commitments (8)

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

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

– Kain Daub, LB, Sandalwood (Jacksonville, FL),  (247Sports, Scout)

– 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 (6)

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

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

– Reilly Gibbons, OL, Catholic (St. Petersburg, FL),  (Rivals)

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

– KC McDermott, OL, Palm Beach Central (Wellington, FL),  (Scout)

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

NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS

Commitments (6)

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

– Cayson Collins, LB, Philip O. Berry Academy of Technology (Charlotte, N.C.),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

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

– Caleb Henderson, QB, Lake Braddock (Burke, VA)  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

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

– Caleb Samuel, OL/DT, Stratford Academy (Macon, GA),  (247Sports)

Recent Developments/Notes:  The Tar Heels have scored three new commitments in the past week or so.  The headliner is consensus 4-star quarterback Caleb Henderson, who didn’t intend on committing to the Tar Heels last week but ended up doing just that as a result after an excellent visit.  247Sports.com 4-star Caleb Samuel and consensus 3-star prospect Cayson Collins came on board as well.

N.C. STATE WOLFPACK

Commitments (1)

– Bo Hines, WR, Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, N.C.),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

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)

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

– Gary Wunderlich, PK, Memphis University School (Memphis, TN),  (Rivals)

Recent Developments/Notes:  UVa dropped to three commitments in the class when Victory Christian Academy (Lakeland, FL) defensive tackle Chris Nelson decided to re-open his recruitment.  Nelson is considering offers from Central Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue, South Florida, and Virginia.

VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES

Commitments (5)

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

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

– Kalen McCain, DB, Hillside (Durham, N.C.), , (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

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

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

WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS

Commitments (1)

– Cameron Glenn, DB, Stephenson (Stone Mountain, GA),  (247Sports)

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