ACC: Davin Bellamy

ACC recruiting updates

January, 24, 2013
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ESPN.com's RecruitingNation recently took a snapshot Insider of how each team in the ACC stands heading into national signing day Feb. 6. It's Insider content, but it's a look at whom each team already has verbal commitments from, and which recruits teams are still chasing. Pittsburgh and Syracuse are included.

There are plenty of highly touted recruits still uncommitted Insider, which should again make for an interesting race down the stretch. ESPN.com's RecruitingNation Hot Board predicts that some ACC schools should come out on the winning end. Of course, nothing is a guarantee until the ink is dry.

A sneak peek ...

Florida State is projected to land outside linebacker Matthew Thomas and wide receiver Stacy Coley, along with a few others. Miami is expected to win over outside linebacker Jermaine Grace and a few more. Clemson and North Carolina are also mentioned. Check it out for the full scoop.

There's also some bonus recruiting coverage Insider for Florida State fans from ESPN.com's Corey Dowlar, whose report includes who is leaving, which incoming players can help, who the key commitments are, and who the key targets are.

An excerpt:
The Seminoles have two defensive ends -- maybe three depending on where DeMarcus Walker lines up -- committed to this class. Desmond Hollin, a juco end from ASA College in New York, should be ready to make an impact early because he is further along physically. Davin Bellamy, a speed rushing four-star recruit out of Georgia, might need time to develop but appears to have a bright future.

As of right now, the Noles have the No. 10 class in the country and tops in the ACC, according to ESPN.com's class rankings Insider. FSU is followed by No. 12 Clemson, No. 13 Virginia Tech, No. 15 North Carolina, and No. 23 Miami.

Signing day will be here soon, so stay tuned. ESPN.com has you covered.

NoleNation links: UF is only focus

November, 21, 2012
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David Hale writes: Questions about BCS computers and conference championships are going unanswered by Florida State this week, as its singular focus is in-state archrival Florida.

Corey Dowlar writes Insider: Four-star FSU defensive end commit Davin Bellamy, who hails from Georgia, has only ever been to two college football games -- in Athens, Ga., where he watched the Georgia Bulldogs play. This weekend, he’ll be treated to what will likely be a mighty overwhelming first experience at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.

Dowlar Insider: FSU comes in at No. 12 in the latest recruiting class rankings, and the Noles owe a lot of their commitments more to what the team is about when it’s off the field.

Hale’s Big Board Insider: FSU’s punting game is well below the national average, while Florida’s is kicking on all cylinders.

NoleNation links: Werner slims down

September, 4, 2012
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David Hale writes: A body-fat report gave DE Bjoern Werner a bit of sticker shock that coaches hadn’t in their requests for him to get in better shape -- so he found easy ways to slim down, prompting coaches to wonder if it’s too much. His season-opening performance might alleviate concerns.

Corey Dowlar writes: Insider Brandon Jenkins’ season-ending injury puts the possible redshirting of Mario Edwards Jr. and Chris Casher in a new context -- not just for this season, but in regard to the signing classes of 2013-14 as well.

NoleNation links: Davin Bellamy to FSU

August, 11, 2012
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Corey Dowlar and Kipp Adams write: Davin Bellamy (Chamblee, Ga./Chamblee) has committed to Florida State over finalist Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon. In a year when the Seminoles need two to three defensive ends, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound four-star ESPN 300 prospect becomes the first.

Dowlar/Adams:Insider Chamblee assistant coach Rosario Rice, who serves as a recruiting liaison, was among those who advised new FSU commit Davin Bellamy that defensive end in college football could very well be his calling.

NoleNation links: Bellamy decision set

August, 10, 2012
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Corey Dowlar writes: Insider Defensive end Davin Bellamy has told coaches at Florida State and Vanderbilt which school he will attend -- and changes his stance in saying it’s unlikely he’ll consider another school after he makes his announcement Saturday.

David Hale writes: With a junior and four sophomores starting along a revamped offensive line, Florida State’s lofty aspirations this season hinge on a group in the trenches with little experience.

Hale: Xavier Rhodes should be Florida State’s top NFL draft prospect, Mel Kiper Jr. says in a Q&A, but doing the right things could also vault players like Brandon Jenkins or EJ Manuel into a high pick.

Hale: Insider FB Lonnie Pryor, who thrives around the goal line, is today’s subject in NoleNation’s Carrying the Spear series profiling 50 players who can make an impact this season.

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