ACC's lunchtime links
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
Sorry I missed you on Friday. I included a few extras today, just to make up for it:
Tail-Ler Jones, a highly touted receiver in the class of 2010, has scratched Georgia Tech off of his list of potential schools. Didn't think the triple-option offense would suit him. Demaryius Thomas, who averaged 16.1 yards on 39 catches last year, might beg to differ.
Clemson just added another recruit to its 2010 class, and Jake Nicolopulos might want to wait until he lines up next to his future teammates before he starts calling them "skinny."
"They want a big mike linebacker to start plugging up holes," Nicolopulos told the Columbia State. "The other linebackers are kind of skinny and get pushed around by the linemen."
You probably heard the news about the NFL players who went on a fishing trip and are missing. One of them was former NC State standout Corey Smith, who still shares the Wolfpack record for forced fumbles in a season with six in 2001. He played for State from 1998 to 2001.
Florida State pushed its spring start date back, and that should give offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher more time to figure out who might catch the ball for the Noles this year.
Miami will miss the leadership of linebacker Glenn Cook, who is now busy auditioning for NFL scouts. Cook was one of 17 seniors to participate in a day-long combine at Miami.
While his younger brother is still in limbo regarding his college choice, Miami linebacker Arthur Brown is focused on his own career.
Here's an interesting one from Friday I missed that isn't dated -- Georgia Tech is sticking with Atlanta-based Russell Athletic, despite some accusations the company uses "improper business practices at a Honduras factory." Duke backed out of its agreement with the company.
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