The 2014 class is signed and delivered, which means it is time to look to the future. One recruit in the 2016 class already has a few offers and the attention of schools throughout Florida and the Southeast.
Florida State has done a terrific job recruiting under coach Jimbo Fisher, so it comes as no surprise that the Seminoles had the best signing class in the ACC once again in 2014.
It might seem premature to look at the 2015 class just hours after signing day’s conclusion, but the reality is college staffs have been working hard toward Feb.
Signing day is known for the crazy. Condense an entire college football season into 12 hours and that offers a glimpse -- albeit minimally -- into the first Wednesday of February.
Some are can't-miss prospects, such as Jameis Winston. The Florida State quarterback was ESPN's No. 1 QB in the Class of 2012, won the Heisman Trophy in his first season as the Seminoles' starter and added a national championship to cap his redshirt freshman year.
With prospects making commitments earlier than ever, naturally there are second thoughts before signing day. That leads to a number of recruits decommitting and flipping to another school.
Clemson has the most top-20 players in the Ultimate ESPN 300, which ranks all top recruits since 2006. Florida State has the most overall. So which ACC school has recruited the best since 2006?
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.
HAVELOCK, N.C. – Senior running back Derrell Scott (Havelock, N.C./Havelock) committed to Tennessee in front of a packed auditorium on Monday. For some programs, losing a record-setting player could make the following season a tough one.
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.
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.
Not only did 2015 running back Johnny Frasier (Raleigh, N.C./Princeton Day Academy) not know if he would get scholarship offers, there was a time when he didn’t even know if he would be able to play football in high school.
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 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.
This week is starting to look a lot like the week leading up to signing day. Four of the country’s premier ESPN 300 prospects committed Tuesday and a handful more will make decisions in the coming week.