ACC Football Recruiting Roundup July 29th

Welcome to the ACC recruiting round-up. This will become a staple of the site in which we’ll report on all of the conference’s latest recruiting news and notes from throughout the day. Since today is the first day of the series, I will include major news from today plus earlier in the week as well. Let’s get to it.



After verbally committing to Florida State in July of 2014, Keith Gavin has made a statement that he remains firm in his plans to sign with the Seminoles when he is eligible next spring. However, Corey Bender of Scout is reporting that an official visit to Georgia is in the cards for Gavin, as Mark Richt and company try to sway him to become a Bulldog in 2016.


Isaac Nauta, a 6’4″ 237 lb. tight end and the 28th ranked player overall in the ESPN 300, has decommitted from Florida State and is planning to take a visit to the University of Miami, according to Scout and multiple reports. Nauta, a four-star prospect, would be a huge get for the 2016 Hurricanes, as junior quarterback Brad Kaaya would have yet another weapon at his disposal in the passing game.


All is not lost for Florida State however, as they were able to flip the verbal commitment of four star running back Amir Rasul shortly after he decommitted from Miami late last week. Rasul shows outstanding burst and an ability to make people miss, as the Coral Gables product will provide depth at RB in the 2016 class with highly touted recruit Jacques Patrick.


In an unexpected turn of events, the Virginia Tech Hokies landed a verbal commitment from four-star receiver Divine Deablo out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Deablo is ranked as the 172nd prospect overall in the ESPN 300, and was also heavily recruited by Clemson, Florida, and Georgia. 


Three-star defensive tackle Kobe Smith has verbally committed to the University of Kentucky. The 6’4″ 300 lb. recruit from suburban Atlanta chose the Wildcats on Wednesday night after decommitting from NC State on July 18th. His final decision was down to the Miami Hurricanes and Kentucky before ultimately choosing to become a wildcat on signing day next spring.



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