- Gerry Hamilton, ESPN Staff Writer
In the ACC, three programs -- Florida State, Miami and Clemson -- are far and away superior from a recruiting standpoint. Florida State and Miami are on another level from even Clemson due to the fact that they sit in the most talented state in the country, and with a national appeal that is match by only a few.
After the top three, there are a number of programs that could be argued to round out the top five, but a pair of programs from neighboring states get the nod in the current landscape.
Proximity to out-of-state talent: FSU is the closest major university to parts of talent-rich South Georgia, and is 245 miles from Mobile, Alabama, 270 miles from Atlanta, 385 miles from New Orleans, 710 miles from Houston and 865 miles from Washington.
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