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Bold predictions: ACC 

February, 4, 2014
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It is becoming a bit cliché, but the saying holds true every year on the first Wednesday of February: Expect the unexpected on signing day.

With the direction signing day and recruiting have been going, a prospect simply signing his letter of intent to the college he has been committed to for months qualifies as a mild surprise.

Here are five bold predictions for ACC signing day.

Weekend recruiting wrap: ACC 

February, 3, 2014
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The first faxes will start rolling in 48 hours from now, so this last weekend was pivotal for schools as they look to finish their 2014 classes strong.

Biggest commitment: Miami needed some good news on the recruiting trail after a series of decommitments in January, and they received it when David Njoku (Cedar Grove, N.J./Cedar Grove) committed. The receiver/tight end decommitted from Rutgers during the season and began receiving interest from several schools late in the process, and he took a late official visit to Ohio State after it offered. Njoku decided to commit to Miami, which was on him the hardest.


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Key recruiting visits -- ACC 

January, 31, 2014
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Signing day is now officially less than a week away. Recruits can make their final visits to colleges this weekend, and then beginning Monday there will be no more in-person contact between coaches and recruits. So coaches better make these last visits count.

Here are the 10 biggest visits affecting ACC teams this weekend, although this late to signing day there is always a potential for a change of plans or cancellation.

1. WR Malachi Dupre (River Ridge, La./John Curtis)
Visiting: UCLA
Florida State is feeling confident, but the Noles probably were hoping to get Dupre, No. 17 in the ESPN 300, for his last visit. Instead he visited Ole Miss during the middle of this week and now goes to UCLA. The Noles would have preferred to turn this into a FSU-LSU battle, but these last two visits could really muddy the waters for the nation’s top-ranked receiver.


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ACC class rankings analysis 

January, 29, 2014
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National signing day is one week away, so this is the time of the year when schools hope to be trending up in the class rankings. As the final elite uncommitted prospects wrestle with decisions, another highly-rated recruit picking a particular school could influence others to do the same.

Momentum works both ways, and any bad news could snowball in the final few hours.


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Most important targets: ACC 

January, 28, 2014
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This is the time for schools to make final visits and final pitches to recruits. Only a select number of prospects remain uncommitted, as most programs’ classes are close to completion, which means coaching staffs are focusing their attention on the final big pieces to the puzzle.

Here are the top targets remaining for each ACC school:

Boston College
DT Oseh Saine (Worcester, Mass./Worcester)
6-foot-4, 295 pounds
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It is possible Boston College will add another commitment between now and signing day. Coach Steve Addazio is hoping for a quiet signing day, as his first full class at BC is a good one, and any unexpected news on Feb. 5 could be bad news for the Eagles. Postgraduate defensive lineman Oseh Saine could sign, however, and he made an official visit after the Eagles had offered. There are academic hurdles, but if Saine is playing FBS football next season, it likely will be with the Eagles.


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Weekend recruiting wrap: ACC 

January, 27, 2014
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Signing day is just 10 days away and this past weekend was one of the last times that coaches could get prospective student-athletes on campus. There were a handful of commitments and official visits from some of the nation’s premier prospects.


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ACC class rankings analysis 

January, 22, 2014
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video NC State coach Dave Doeren told ESPN colleague Jeremy Crabtree that the Wolfpack would finish the 2014 recruiting cycle strong despite a winless ACC campaign. Raise your hand if you believed him.

NC State was one of the few risers in the updated class rankings this week. A look at the Wolfpack's rise and other trends across the ACC:


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5 to watch: ACC signing day preview 

January, 21, 2014
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Signing day is a little more than two weeks away, meaning the next 15 days are going to be very interesting. Here are five storylines in the ACC to keep an eye on come signing day on Feb. 5.


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Key recruiting visits -- ACC 

January, 17, 2014
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The dead period has finally come to an end, and coaches are itching to get back on the road. The NCAA extended the dead period an additional week this January, so coaches have been quarantined in their football offices longer than they have ever been before with signing day just three weeks away.

With signing day quickly approaching, each official visit weekend becomes exponentially more important. This is the first of three official visit weekends in January. Here are this weekend’s 10 biggest visits in the ACC:

1. CB Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Ala./Hoover): Florida State
The five-star cornerback was down to Alabama and Florida State, but there is some talk that Georgia could get in late with defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt now with the Bulldogs. Although most project Humphrey to Alabama, the Seminoles were keeping it very close when Pruitt was their defensive coordinator and recruiting the No. 15 player in the ESPN 300. Maybe the Noles will impress Humphrey enough this weekend to remain a finalist, but, without Pruitt, it seems unlikely FSU will land him.


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ACC class rankings analysis 

January, 15, 2014
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The final installment of the ESPN 300 brought significant changes to the top 40 of the ESPN class rankings. More than half of the schools in the rankings moved up or down at least one spot and two schools in the top 30 a little more than a week ago have now fallen completely out of the rankings.


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ACC class rankings analysis 

January, 8, 2014
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It was not a bad first week of 2014 for Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, who capped off commitments from ESPN 300 recruits Dalvin Cook (Miami/Central), Lorenzo Featherston (Greensboro, N.C./Page) and Travis Rudolph (West Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman) with a national title Monday. Those three are all among the Noles’ top-four commitments, which helped Florida State once again surpass Miami in the ACC class rankings.

Trending up: Coveted lineman Damian Prince (Forestville, Md,/Bishop McNamara), the top uncommitted tackle in the ESPN 300, took two official visits in November, but his recruitment will really begin to unfold in January. The 26th-ranked recruit and No. 3 tackle will likely visit South Carolina (Jan. 17), Florida (Jan. 24) and Miami (Jan. 31) before making a post-signing day decision on Feb. 14. Maryland is considered the leader, but coach Randy Edsall is not resting easy. Florida State, which he visited in November, is garnering serious consideration, and South Carolina is also a school that could come in late for Prince. Gators coach Will Muschamp is handling Prince’s recruitment for Florida, and the Gators just hired a new offensive line coach. Prince’s recruitment is sure to get volatile with wild swings in several schools’ directions before he finally comes to a decision after signing day.

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Most important targets: ACC 

January, 8, 2014
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With less than a month until signing day, ACC schools are focused on closing out their 2014 classes before moving onto 2015. Here is the top signing day target for each ACC program.

Boston College
DE Harold Landry (Fayetteville, N.C./Pine Forest)
6-foot-3, 230 pounds

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Top ACC UA game targets 

December, 26, 2013
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The Under Armour All-America Game boasts a majority of the country's premier high school talent, so there is no surprise several ACC teams are fighting to land the few remaining uncommitted All-Americans.

Here are the top five Under Amour All-Americans that ACC schools are heavily pursuing.


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ACC recruiting storylines: Dec. 6 

December, 6, 2013
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Two ACC schools lead the way for Florida commitment Dalvin Cook. And more prospects begin to set up their official visits as national signing day nears for the Class of 2014.


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The annual Florida-Florida State game is usually one of the top games in the country. This year, with Florida’s disappointing season, the game seems to have lost some luster. Florida State, however, is fighting for a chance to make it to the BCS National Championship game in January. The Gators would like nothing more to ruin their archrival’s season, especially in front of several top recruits. Here’s a closer look at which recruits will be watching this weekend.


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