Monday, August 26, 2013
Weekend recruiting wrap: ACC
By Corey Dowlar
A couple of ACC commitments came off the board over the weekend. And, more noticeably, high school football returned.
Here is the latest from both on and off the field in ACC recruiting.
Best prospect performances: Florida State was well represented in some of the bigger high school football games over the weekend. ESPN 300 ATH and FSU commit Treon Harris (Miami/Booker T. Washington) led the Tornadoes to an emphatic 55-0 win over Norcross in Georgia. Harris threw for more than 275 yards and ran for more than 60 on the ground. Elsewhere, ESPN 300 linebacker and Seminoles recruit Jacob Pugh (Tallahassee, Fla./Godby) showed why he's considered a top recruit by stifling perennial power Plant High School (Fla.) in convincing fashion. Pugh couldn't be contained off the edge and showed real quality.
Biggest commitment:Sherman Alston (Montvale, N.J./St. Joseph Regional), an unrated running back, committed to Boston College as soon as he found out there was a spot for him. The Eagles were opposed only by Albany, Bryant, Delaware and New Hampshire for him. But that wasn't the most notable commitment of the weekend. Jesse Aniebonam (Olney, Md./Good Counsel), an ESPN 300 defensive end, committed to Maryland over some of the top suiters from around the country. It was a major get for the Terrapins to keep a local talent home.
Biggest answer: After the Corky Kell Classic, offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett), the No. 4 overall 2015 prospect in the ESPN Junior 300, reaffirmed his interest in Clemson. As of right now, the Tigers are the team to beat. But as with most top prospects in the state of Georgia, there will be fierce competition until the end.
Biggest question: How close is Elijah Hood (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) to making a commitment? North Carolina, according to all signs and reports, is the team of the future for the ESPN 300 running back. After decommitting from Notre Dame last week, some thought it wouldn't take long for Hood to complete the switch to the Tar Heels. It could come as early as this week, but nothing is certain.