ACC recruiting nuggets: Good news for FSU
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
Good morning, ACC fans! Happy signing day. The latest recruiting report just came in from ESPN's Tom Luginbill, who you can catch for nine hours today, starting at 10 a.m. ET, on ESPNU. These recruiting notes are from Monday and Tuesday, so you might have heard about some of these, but it's good news for the Noles. Sam Barrington, though, picked South Florida over Miami. Check it out:
Greg Reid picks the Seminoles
Name: Greg Reid, CB
Scouts Grade: 85
ESPN150 Rank: 15
Position Rank: 2
ESPNU 150 Greg Reid of Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) has committed to Florida State over Georgia and Alabama.
Once a commitment to Florida, Reid has also considered Miami, Tennessee, Auburn and Mississippi State.
Reid is considered No. 2 among cornerbacks and No. 15 prospect overall in the class of 2009. He may also return kicks for the Seminoles.
Will Secord drops Hogs for Seminoles
Name: Will Secord, QB
Scouts Grade: 75
Position Rank: 60
A 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback, Will Secord of Wakeland (Frisco, Texas) has switched his commitment from Arkansas to Florida State.
A left-handed prospect, Secord had pledged to the Razorbacks as a junior last May.
Secord, rated No. 60 among quarterbacks in the class of 2009, passed for 2,382 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior. He is the son of Wakefield head coach Marty Secord.
Georgia blocker swaps BC for Terps
Name: Nick Klemm, OT
Scouts Grade: 40
Maryland has snared 6-foot-6, 280-pound offensive lineman Nick Klemm of Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.), who decommitted from Boston College.
Schlieper changes pledge to Pitt, drops Terps
Name: Ryan Schlieper, OG
North Allegheny Sr. H.S.
Scouts Grade: 72
Position Rank: 168
A 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive lineman from North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.), Ryan Schlieper has switched his pledge to the Panthers after decommitting from Maryland.
Among his many other offers were West Virginia, Central Florida and UConn.
USF stands out for Sam Barrington
Name: Sam Barrington, OLB
Terry Parker H.S.
Scouts Grade: 77
Position Rank: 47
Outside linebacker Sam Barrington of Terry Parker (Jacksonville, Fla.) has pledged to South Florida over Illinois and Miami.
He also has offers from Purdue, Clemson, South Carolina and Florida.
Dontae Aycock dropped by Jackets
Name: Dontae Aycock, ATH
Scouts Grade: 77
Position Rank: 76
Quarterback / running back Dontae Aycock of Chamberlain (Tampa, Fla.), who had given a "secret commitment" to Georgia Tech three weeks ago, has had his offer pulled by the Jackets.
Aycock was warned by Georgia Tech of the consequences if he took an official visit to Auburn last weekend. He went on the trip and lost his scholarship.
The prospect is now expected to sign with Auburn as a running back. He has more than 30 offers, including Louisville, South Carolina, Illinois, West Virginia, Mississippi, Duke and New Mexico.
As a senior, Aycock passed for 1,491 yards and 17 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,406 yards and 28 scores.
Markish Jones hopes to find a home with Cal
Head coach Jeff Tedford of California has received a commitment from receiver Markish Jones of Broome (Spartanburg, S.C. / Compton CC. Calif.).
A 6-foot, 185-pound standout, Jones caught 39 passes for 521 yards and seven touchdowns this past season.
Jones created a national recruiting controversy as a prep by signing with both Clemson and then Florida State on the same day. As he signed with Clemson first, the ACC ruled in favor of the Tigers. Jones then never enrolled at Clemson and spent the last two seasons at Compton.