ACC Spotlight: Four predictions for the class of 2023
The 2023 recruiting cycle is entering a rough patch and teams around the country are perfecting their recruitment ranks. This week, we’ll take a look at each conference and predict which team will win the conference’s recruiting title, which team will surprise the biggest, what the conference’s biggest recruiting win will be, and decide what to expect. Which player’s decision will cause major changes in the conference’s recruiting rankings.
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ACC recruiting champion will be ….. Miami
This is a really difficult choice because Clemson currently sitting in first place but miami is chasing the Tigers, even after losing Jaden Rashada arrive Florida. Clemson’s recruiting class is almost done and it’s left with only one target that ranks high on the board in the defensive end of Rivals250 Tomarrion Parker.
Miami is the beat team for five stars Samson Okunlola and Storm have a bunch of other four-star targets that can help push them past the Tiger when all is said and done.
ACC’s most surprising class would be ….. Duke
Blue Devils lost 7-3 under the new head coach Mike Elko and currently has a top 30 recruiting class. DukeThe highest-ranked recruiting class ever was the class of 2016 that ended up in 31st place. This class will probably end up somewhere in the mid-30s but it’s still a step. leaps forward from what Duke has ever achieved. That 2016 class was the only top 40 finalist for a Duke recruiting class ever.
Elko was hired less than a year ago, inherits a three-win team, now has seven wins, and will sign on to one of the best recruiting classes in show history. DT four stars Terry Simmons is one of the top of the class so far.
Biggest recruiting win will be ….. Miami signs Cormani McClain
This is an easy choice because most people believe that Florida or Alabama will land Cormani McClaincommitment of. Instead, Miami took the biggest surprise of this hiring cycle by getting a #3 overall prospect on board.
The Lakeland, Fla., native has visited all three of his finalists several times but Miami was the choice a few days before Halloween. If the hiring cycle ends today, McClain would be the highest-ranked prospect Miami has signed in the Rivals era.
The player decision that will most affect the ACC ranking will be ….. Samson Okunlola
Okunlola is the highest-ranked offensive-ready lead in the Rivals250 and his decision will greatly influence whether Clemson or Miami win the ACC recruit title. The Canes is the most popular to sign the five-star out of Massachusetts but there are many other shows trying to get him on campus.
Florida is a great candidate for its services. Alabama and the state of Michigantogether with Miami, organized official visits for Okunlola. Ohio State, Oregon, USC and Georgia are some shows to watch as well.