With the summer recruiting season about to kick off before the football season begins, our analysts will be taking a look at the hiring landscape during each Power Five conference. We start our weeklong streak today with the ACC.
THREE HOTTEST GROUPS…
first. Clemson: The Tigers have been one of the hottest teams on the recruiting track over the past six weeks. Since the beginning of June, Clemson has received 14 new commits, 12 of which are four stars and nine in the Rivals250. Their latest commitment from the Rivals250 defensive end Peter Woods is a big win for Dabo Swinney and its staff.
2. Miami: Mario Cristobal Had a lot of success in July. Since the beginning of the month, Canes landed a five-star defense Jayden Wayne and attack number 3 in Rivals250, Francis Mauigoa, in the same week. Miami is generating a lot of buzz right now with great prospects and possibly more top leads coming later this month.
3. Louisville: The Cardinals have been working on building out their offensive lineup in the first half of the summer but their biggest commitment to date has been Rueben Owens, top rerun nationally. Rivals250 Soldier Attack Madden Sanker and solve four stars Luke Burgess could anchor the front lines for Louisville for years.
first. Miami: Miami’s great run in July can continue. The Hurricanes have selected several FutureCast predictions for players, such as Malik Bryant, Joenel Aguero, Olaus Alinen, Samson Okunlola, Jayden Bonsu and Payton Kirkland. Miami may not sit outside the top 10 in the team rankings for much longer.
2. State of Florida: Mike Norvell and his staff had the second fewest commits during the conference, but they ranked fourth in average stars per commit. Look for Seminoles to try to find a midfielder to replace Chris Parson, who recently stopped working. The name to watch right now is Brock Glennwho are also looking at Ohio State, TCU and Auburn.
3. North Carolina: Tar Heels added some impressive prospects this month, and several more are likely to be rolled out soon. There are four uncommitted 4-stars in the top 10 of the North Carolina state rankings, and UNC can take all four of them down if everything goes perfectly. Follow the four-star defensive endings Rico Walker and Daevin Hobbs. North Carolina might be both a favorite, but what would really be impressive would be if it got the commitment from the four-star receiver Kevin Concepcion and top 50 potential customers overall Jamaal Jarrett.
first. NC State: Wolfpack currently has some good prospects in this tier but they are already very close to many other highly ranked prospects. Their hardest loss is in the form of Rivals100 . receivers Noah Rogers choose Ohio State instead of home school.
2. Syracuse: Orange has had a slow start this summer and they only hold a total of seven commits at this point. Therefore, there is not much firecracker on the recruiting road yet but look for a big incentive to add more quality leads as the season approaches.
3. Virginia/Virginia Technology: Both teams have new coaches, and both have said they want to refocus their programs on recruiting in-state prospects. According to many, they have been doing a great job of building or recreating relationships in key recruiting areas, but those efforts have yet to pay off precisely. The two schools combine for a total of three commitments from the top 20 promising schools in the state.