Road To Signing Day 2014

The “Road To Signing Day 2014” is a 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 most recent report posted on May 9, Boston College, Duke, Miami and N.C. State have gained commitments in the class of 2014.  Duke scored in a major way by landing three prospects, bringing its total number of high school senior commits to nine.  N.C. State landed two players including a highly regarded quarterback, while Boston College and Miami each landed one.

With nine recruits apiece, Boston College, Duke, and Florida State lead the conference in terms of the amount of commitments.  Miami and Virginia Tech are next with eight commitments each.  UNC follows with seven pledges at this point in the process.

Below is a compilation of how each school in the Atlantic Coast Conference is faring.  Note that Maryland is no longer in the listing because of the fact that they will move to the Big 10 in the 2014 season.  Louisville is not listed either because they are not yet in the ACC.  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.


Commitments (9)

– Jon Baker, OL, Millis (MA),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

– Kevin Cohee, LB, Roxbury Latin (West Roxbury, MA),  (247Sports)

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

– Christian Lezzer, LB, Clearfield (PA),  (Rivals, 247Sports)

– Marcus Outlow, RB, Norwich Free Academy (Norwich, CT),  (ESPN)

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

– Connor Strachan, LB, St. Sebastian’s Country Day (Needham, MA),  (ESPN, Rivals)

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

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

Recent Developments/Notes:  Linebacker Connor Strachan committed to BC on Friday of this week, choosing the Eagles over ACC rivals Virginia and Wake Forest.  He also had interest from Notre Dame and Stanford.  Strachan is a highly rated prospect, and he also is BC’s fourth in-state commitment in this class.


Commitments (5)

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

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

– Milan Richard, TE, Calvary Baptist (Savannah, GA),  (ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports)

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

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


Commitments (9)

– Tinashe Bere, LB, Sycamore (Cincinnati, OH),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

Zavier Carmichael, LB, St. Paul’s (Mobile, AL),  (ESPN)

– Zach Harmon, OL, Central Catholic (Toledo, OH),  (247Sports)

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

– Kerrion Moore, RB, Hunter Huss (Gastonia, N.C.),  (247Sports)

– 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),  (ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports)

– Chris Taylor, WR, University School (Fort Lauderdale, FL),  (247Sports)

Recent Developments/Notes:   Kerrion Moore, a potential RB or CB, offensive lineman Zach Harmon, and wide receiver Chris Taylor are the newest members of Duke’s 2014 recruiting class.  Moore hails from the state of North Carolina, while Harmon (Ohio) and Taylor (Florida) reside outside of the Tar Heel state.  Duke now has three prospects from the state of Ohio.


Commitments (9)

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

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

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

– Alec Eberle, OL, Atlee (Mechanicsville, VA),  (Rivals)

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

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

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

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

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


Commitments (2)

– Tre Jackson, RB/LB, Lowndes (Valdosta, GA),  (ESPN)

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


Commitments (8)

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

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

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

– Brad Kayaa, QB, Chaminade (West Hills, CA),  (ESPN)

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

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

– Dalvon Stuckey, DT, Pearl River CC (Hattiesburg, MS),  (247Sports)

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

Recent Developments/Notes:  The Canes accepted a commitment from California signal caller Brad Kaaya on Monday.  Al Golden and company have two quarterback commits in the class, but the Miami Herald writes that one may not be solid.


Commitments (7)

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

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

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

– Brandon Fritts, TE, Mentor (OH),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

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

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

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


Commitments (5)

– Garrett Bradbury, TE, Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, N.C.), Not Rated

– Coult Culler, LB, Laney (Wilmington, N.C.),  (247Sports)

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

– Jalan McClendon, QB, West Mecklenburg (Charlotte, N.C.),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)

– Micah Till, TE, Wise (Upper Marlboro, MD),  (247Sports)

Recent Developments/Notes:   In the past week Dave Doeren picked up two commitments, including one from touted quarterback Jalan McClendon, whose stock has been rising as of late.  The 6’6″ signal caller scored offers from Florida State, Miami, and Virginia just before picking the Wolfpack.  In-state linebacker Coult Culler came on board as well.


Commitments (1)

– Connor Hayes, OL, Traverse City West (Traverse City, MI),  (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout)


Commitments (2)

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

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


Commitments (4)

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

– Jordan “JJ” Jackson, OLB/DE, Woodgrove (Purcellville, VA),  (247Sports)

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

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


Commitments (8)

Xavier Burke, TE/DL, Brunswick (Lawrenceville, VA),  (ESPN)

– Terrell Edmunds, CB, Dan River (VA),  (247Sports)

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

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

– Travon McMillian, QB/ATH, Hylton (Woodbridge, VA),  (ESPN, Scout)

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

– CJ Reavis, S, Thomas Dale (Chester, VA),  (Rivals, 247Sports)

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


Commitments (1)

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

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