Around the ACC: Jim Young Looks at ACC Recruiting

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Jim Young of the ACC Sports Journal was kind enough to give us a quick look at how each of the ACC schools fared in recruiting this year. Young has good things to say about Tech’s class, as well as several other ACC teams.

Boston College

Give Frank Spaziani and his staff credit. They needed to go out and get a high-profile quarterback in this class and did it, twice. First the Eagles landed Joe Boisture but then lost him when he switched his commitment to Michigan State. Undeterred, BC then reeled in Chase Rettig, beating out Lane Kiffin to get him – no small feat these days.


While Clemson is in the state of South Carolina, it’s right on the border with Georgia. The Tigers took advantage of this proximity to raid the Peach State for seven prospects. Clemson needed playmakers at wide receiver and may have landed a pair in DeAndre Hopkins and Martavis Bryant.


The Blue Devils sorely needed offensive linemen and got a pair with potential in Takoby Cofield and Laken Tomlinson. But Duke also needed D-line help and struck out on several prospects down the home stretch. Georgia running back Juwan Thompson could prove to be a key pickup.

Florida State

We’ll find out this fall if Jimbo Fisher can coach. But we already have strong proof that he can recruit. He put the foot on the gas as soon as he got the head job, bringing in blue-chippers such as linebacker Jeff Luc, cornerback Lamarcus Joyner and linebacker Christian Jones. It’s no coincidence that all three of those are defensive prospects. FSU showed last season it needs a ton of help on that side of the ball.

Georgia Tech