NCF On The Trail: Jared Cohen

ACC class rankings analysis 

January, 29, 2014

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.

Most important targets: ACC 

January, 28, 2014
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
Not rated
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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Key recruiting visits -- ACC 

January, 24, 2014

With only two weekends left until signing day, coaches are hitting the road hard during the week in hopes of convincing waffling prospects to come to their campus.

Here are the biggest visits in the ACC this weekend.

1. DE Lorenzo Carter (Norcross, Ga./Norcross)
Visiting: Florida State

It could be a long shot at this point, but it doesn't hurt to get the five-star lineman on campus this close to signing day. A good visit could push FSU toward the front.

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Recruiting is not always about just getting the 25 best players to complete a class. Each school has to recruit to its needs, which changes each class. Here is the biggest need for each ACC school and what its coaching staff is doing to address it.

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Terps land quarterback William Ulmer

April, 26, 2013


Dual-threat quarterback William Ulmer (Washington/St. John's College) committed Thursday to sign with Maryland, according to multiple sources.

He selected the Terps over scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Marshall, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Rutgers, South Florida, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Other programs, including Ohio State, Oregon and South Carolina, also recruited the 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect.

Ulmer passed and rushed for more than 1,000 yards while accounting for 25 total touchdowns last season.

He joins three-star offensive guard Jared Cohen (Owings Mills, Md./McDonough) on Maryland's 2014 commit list. Ulmer will be part of ESPN RecruitingNation's next rankings update.

Weekly Commitment Roundup 

February, 22, 2013
Boston College
Marcus Outlow RB Norwich, Conn./Free Academy
HT: 6-0 WT: 190

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Terps get on the board for 2014 

February, 19, 2013
Junior offensive lineman Jared Cohen (Owings Mills, Md./McDonough) has become Maryland's first Class of 2014 pledge, according to multiple sources.

The Terps are Cohen's only early scholarship offer, but other programs including Duke, NC State, North Carolina and Rutgers have shown interest.

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