ACC recruiting mailbag

August, 23, 2013
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Another week and we’re answering questions about the recruiting happenings in the ACC.

@sleep_trick asks: What are the odds Elijah Hood commits to UNC after decommitting from Notre Dame?

Corey Dowlar: Well, they are pretty good, actually. And I wouldn't be surprised if it is done sooner rather than later. According to reports, Hood has been in steady contact with the North Carolina coaches before, and after, his decommitment from the Irish.

Being from North Carolina, his family would be able to see him play. Working in Coach Fedora's offense has its own appeal as well. It would be pretty surprising if Hood doesn't end up in Chapel Hill.

@jameshall616 asks: Do you think FSU has a legitimate chance to be in the national championship this year?

Dowlar: James, no, honestly I do not. I am of the opinion that there is too much to do with all the turnover, in coaches and personnel, for FSU to handle all these transitions.

QB Jameis Winston, as talented and hyped as he is, has proved nothing yet other than that he is articulate, funny and a good quote. You've seen him in the spring game, probably, so you know he has the ability, but he still has a lot to prove. How quickly he progresses and how quickly he establishes himself will have a huge impact on the season.

I think this Florida State team ends up dropping two games along the way in the regular season with a solid bowl win to end it. Are they in contention for the ACC? Yeah, absolutely.

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