Tuesday, February 1, 2011
ACC recruiting nuggets
By Heather Dinich
A few odds n' ends in the ACC recruiting world heading into signing day ...
- Wake Forest is closing strong. The Deacs got two commitments, including one who was originally thought to be headed to Georgia Tech. Airyn Willis, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound option quarterback/receiver from Southwest Guilford (High Point, N.C.), was also committed to East Carolina at one point. The Deacs also lured linebacker Josh Hunt back into the class. He briefly decommited for North Texas.
- Five-star inside linebacker Tony Steward will end the recruiting process at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday on ESPNU. Clemson and FSU are still in the mix for the No. 9 prospect in the ESPNU 150.
- Virginia and UNC are hoping to ink four-star ESPNU 150 inside linebacker Curtis Grant. He'll make his pick at 1:50 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
- Defensive tackle Tim Jernigan is scheduled to announce his choice at 11 a.m. on Wednesday on ESPNU. He'd be another huge get for Florida State. Jernigan is the nation's No. 2-rated defensive tackle and top uncommitted prospect at the position.
- There's a big competition between Clemson and Virginia Tech for Under Armour All-American Stephone Anthony, who will announce his choice at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on ESPNU. Florida and North Carolina were recently cut, according to Jamie Newberg of ESPN Recruiting. The Hokies recently added wideout Rob Lockart to their class, beating Nebraska and Kansas State for his commitment. Rated four-stars, he caught 34 passes for 686 yards and six touchdowns as a senior.
- Three-star quarterback Jacoby Brissett is expected to decide on Friday among Miami, Florida and Wisconsin.
- Junior college running back Stephen Houston has accepted an offer from North Carolina. He rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored five touchdowns this past season. He signed with Mississippi in 2009, but did not qualify.
ESPNU and ESPN.com will have you covered on signing day. I'll point you in the right direction to links throughout the day, recognize each class once it becomes official, and have videos and other recruiting-related content throughout the day. The goal is to make it a one-stop shopping place for all of your ACC recruiting news.