ACC: Standish Dobard

Eight ACC commits crack ESPN 150

April, 18, 2012
Florida State led all ACC schools with three committed players on the first ESPN 150 list for the Class of 2013.

Miami and Clemson each have two commitments, and Virginia Tech has one.

Michigan's 11 committed players on the ESPN 150 list accounted for the most in the nation.

The ESPN 150 ACC verbals, by school:

No. 35, DT Maquedis Bain (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova Sout)
No. 40, OT Austin Golson (Prattville, Ala., Prattville)
No. 108 WR Tony Stevens (Orlando, Fla./Evans)

No. 73, OLB Dorian O'Daniel (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel)
No. 124 ILB Ben Boulware (Anderson, S.C./T.L. Hanna)

No. 70, DT Keith Bryant (Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic Community)
No. 131, TE-H Standish Dobard (New Orleans/Edna Karr)

No. 117, OLB Holland Fisher (Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill)

RecruitingNation goes inside the ESPN 150, and regional bloggers break down the list on this week's episode of RecruitingNation 411. Our Mitch Sherman also takes a closer look at No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga./Grayson), who has Clemson among his finalists.

Lastly, the team has videos from Tom Luginbill (breaking down the list) and Craig Haubert (looking at those who just missed making the list), along with this week's Verbal Commitment podcast explaining how the list is put together.
Don't look now, but Duke has been off to a pretty solid start for the 2013 recruiting cycle.

The Blue Devils received a pair of commitments from defensive backs this week in Jake Kite and DeQuavais Mann, bringing their class total to five.

Kite (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley), a safety, chose Duke over NC State and Ohio Insider. His father, Chris, played for Virginia.

Duke beat out Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt Insider for Mann (Rocky Mount, N.C./Northern Nash), a cornerback.

This has to be an encouraging start for a Blue Devils program that finished last in the ACC in recruiting for the 2012 class, as it now stacks up favorably, at least numbers-wise, with its conference brethren in the early stages of the 2013 cycle.

The commitment breakdown for ACC schools:

Florida State: 8
North Carolina: 7
Duke: 5
Miami: 5
Clemson: 5
Virginia Tech: 4
Virginia: 2
Georgia Tech: 1
Maryland: 1
Boston College: 1
North Carolina State: 0
Wake Forest: 0

Miami, meanwhile, added a big piece this week in ESPNU 150 Watch List tight end Standish Dobard (New Orleans/Edna Karr).