ACC: Ronnie Harrison

Best of the visits: ACC

September, 21, 2014
Sep 21
As expected, Saturday’s Florida State-Clemson game in Tallahassee, Florida, took the recruiting world by storm. Not only did the Seminoles win in overtime in an electric atmosphere with a number of top prospects on hand, but Jimbo Fisher and staff reeled in a pair of 2016 prospects following the game, including a member of the ESPN Jr. 300.

Along with Florida State, Virginia Tech and Duke hosted a number of key visitors in the classes of 2015, 2016 and beyond.

Heading into Saturday’s Florida State game, ESPN Jr. 300 No. 75 Janarius Robinson was considered a heavy lean to the Seminoles. Before making the 100-mile drive to Tallahassee from Panama City, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end tweeted out this picture letting Florida State fans know he was in transit.
Robinson followed with this tweet and Instagram photo after the game, announcing that he had committed to Florida State. Robinson followed up with the picture of the actual commitment to Jimbo Fisher this morning. A second class of 2016 defensive end to commit to Florida State was Josh Brown, who hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. Like Robinson, he committed to Jimbo Fisher and staff following the game. Before he committing, Brown tweeted this: Among the slew of visitors in 2015 and 2016 were ESPN 300 No. 10 and Florida State commit George Campbell and top 2016 tight end target Isaac Nauta. Nauta, No. 42 in the ESPN Jr. 300, provided this picture with Campbell before kickoff. The key uncommitted official visit in Tallahassee over the weekend was ESPN 300 No. 61 Matt Burrell Jr. The versatile offensive line prospect officially visited Ohio State Sept. 6, and currently lists the Buckeyes as his favorite over Florida State, Penn State, Florida and Alabama. Burrell will officially visit Penn State Oct. 24 and Florida Nov. 14.

Burrell Jr. sent out this picture Saturday afternoon sporting a Seminoles jersey.

Another 2015 prospect of note in attendance was Alabama commitment Ronnie Harrison. The uber impressive list of prospects on hand for the Florida State win over Clemson also included arguably the top 2017 prospect in the country, LSU commitment Dylan Moses. Meanwhile, the Virginia Tech Hokies big official visit weekend took a major hit with the left knee injury to the nation's No. 1 Josh Sweat on Friday night, which kept him hospitalized.

In a protected tweet, ESPN300 No. 90 and North Carolina lean Jalen Dalton commented on both the Tar Heels and Hokies losing to East Carolina back-to-back weeks.

@JalenDalton5: ECU has beat my top 2 teams #IsThatASign

ESPN300 No. 5 Kevin Toliver II sent out this tweet early Saturday morning.

While Toliver II is expected to remain firm with LSU, he is very good friends with Hokies freshman wide receiver Isaiah Ford.

Among the top juniors on hand in Blacksburg Saturday was ESPN Jr. 300 No. 103 Devante Brooks. Brooks has the Hokies on top of his recruitment, but unofficial visits coming up to Penn State Sept. 27 and Tennessee Oct. 11.

Watching Duke move to an impressive 4-0 start was top class of 2016 commitment, ESPN Jr. 300 No. 32 Scott Bracey. Another ESPN Jr. 300 prospect on hand for Duke's win Saturday was No. 148 and former North Carolina commit Antonio Williams.

ACC recruiting scorecard

May, 21, 2014
May 21
Clemson has had a big week on the recruiting trail, as the Tigers picked up the nation's No. 2 tight end, Garrett Williams on Monday. With that, we figured now is as good of a time as any to compile an ACC recruiting scorecard.

Below you will find each ACC team, its number of commitments and its most recent recruiting news. There's obviously a ways to go between now and national signing day on Feb. 4, 2015, but here's a look at where everyone in the league currently stands.

(Note: ESPN has only ranked the top 15 recruiting classes for 2015.)

Boston College
Current commitments: 9
Spotlight: The highlight of the Eagles' class is No. 7 tight end-H Jakeb Burt, a 6-foot-5, 238-pound three-star prospect. BC’s other big commits include three-star, No. 35 cornerback Lukas Denis and three-star, No. 52 offensive tackle Anthony Palazzolo.
ESPN 300 commitments: 0

Current commitments: 16
Spotlight: The Tigers' best recruit is five-star tackle Mitch Hyatt, the nation's No. 7 overall player and the highest-ranked offensive lineman to commit to the program in the 10 years ESPN has ranked players. Clemson has nine four-star commitments as well, with Williams and three other offensive linemen among them.
ESPN 300 commitments: 7
ESPN rank: 5

Current commitments: 3
Spotlight: The Blue Devils have just three commitments, but two of them are three-star players who are nationally ranked at their positions: No. 39 defensive tackle Brandon Boyce and No. 37 defensive end Zach Morris.
ESPN 300 commitments: 0

Florida State
Current commitments: 11
Spotlight: The Seminoles have hauled in No. 25 overall player Derwin James Jr., the nation's top safety. They also scored a major win by beating out in-state rivals Florida and Miami to get No. 5 cornerback Tyrek Cole. Florida State has six four-star players among its 11 commitments.
ESPN 300 commitments: 4
ESPN rank: 7

Georgia Tech
Current commitments: 3
Spotlight: No. 25 athlete Jaylend Ratliffe highlights this haul for the Yellow Jackets. The 6-1, 200-pound four-star is ranked as the No. 278 overall player in the nation, flashing tremendous athleticism as a left-handed quarterback at the prep level.
ESPN 300 commitments: 1

Current commitments: 1
Spotlight: Bobby Petrino's only commit in his first class with the Cardinals is 6-foot, 205-pound safety T.J. Jallow.
ESPN 300 commitments: 0

Current commitments: 11
Spotlight: No. 5 running back Dexter Williams has been the biggest get for the Hurricanes, as they stole him out of Gator Country. Miami also boasts No. 5 tight end-Y Bowman Archibald and No. 4 dual-threat quarterback Dwayne Lawson, two of seven four-star commitments for the program so far.
ESPN 300 commitments: 5
ESPN rank: 11

North Carolina
Current commitments: 9
Spotlight: The Tar Heels have landed the nation’s No. 3 tight end-H in ESPN 300 prospect Carl Tucker, a four-star recruit and the nation's No. 260 overall player. They have landed two other four-star prospects: No. 31 offensive tackle Mason Veal and No. 22 safety Ronnie Harrison.
ESPN 300 commitments: 1

NC State
Current commitments: 4
Spotlight: Three of the Wolfpack's four commitments have come from within the state, with the lone exception being wide receiver Freddie Phillips.
ESPN 300 commitments: 0

Current commitments: 3
Spotlight: The Panthers have just three commitments for this class, but two of them are three-star players who are nationally ranked at their positions: No. 27 outside linebacker Kevin Givens and No. 42 offensive guard Alex Paulina.
ESPN 300 commitments: 0

Current commitments: 7
Spotlight: The Orange's run game should look pretty good down the road: Five of their seven current commitments are either offensive linemen or running backs, with the top three prospects coming on the offensive line, and two of them currently prep teammates: tackle Colin Byrne and guard Samuel Clausman.
ESPN 300 commitments: 0

Current commitments: 3
Spotlight: The Cavaliers' 2015 recruiting class doesn't quite stack up to its 2014 haul as of now, but among their three prospects are nationally ranked, three-star players: No. 22 pocket-passing quarterback Nick Johns and No. 28 safety Juan Thornhill.
ESPN 300 commitments: 0

Virginia Tech
Current commitments: 4
Spotlight: The Hokies' class is also short on numbers but features three nationally ranked, three-star prospects: No. 39 athlete Mook Reynolds, No. 29 cornerback DuWayne Johnson and No. 37 defensive tackle Harry Lewis.
ESPN 300 commitments: 0

Wake Forest
Current commitments: 2
Spotlight: Dave Clawson's first full class currently has two players: defensive end Paris Black and offensive tackle T.J. Haney.
ESPN 300 commitments: 0



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