Monday, October 14, 2013
Weekend recruiting wrap: ACC
By Corey Dowlar
Miami lands the biggest commitment of the weekend, while Clemson and Florida State send out new offers.
All this and more in the weekend recap.
Marcus Outlow (Norwich, Conn./Norwich Free Academy): The Boston College running back commitment ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns over the weekend. Behind his legs, his team won 32-14.
Deshaun Watson (Gainesville, Ga./Gainesville): Clemson's star quarterback commitment threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns in his team's lopsided win. He completed 18 of 23 pass attempts.
Mavin Saunders (Houston, Texas/Kinkaid): The Florida State tight end commitment snared two passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Pretty efficient night.
Biggest commitment: Miami wins the prize for this week in the biggest commitment category. Braxton Berrios (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road), a four-star wide receiver committed to the Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon over Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee. Because he's 5-foot-9, Berrios is destined for the slot, in all likelihood. But he's a possession guy who can be counted on to make the tough catches over the middle of the field. Miami is now up to 26 commitments with his addition, including 13 four-star commitments. Berrios is the third pure wide receiver pledge on the list.
Biggest offer: Ahead of what's potentially the game of the season in the conference, it makes sense to highlight two offers that went out from Clemson and Florida State. The Tigers have made an early move for Richard LeCounte (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County). Akron, Florida and Ohio State have already offered the 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete. Safe to say he's got some promise. Meanwhile, the Seminoles kept it current. Frank Iheanacho (Houston, Texas/Westside), a giant 6-foot-7 wide receiver, got an offer from Florida State. Texas A&M has the upper hand at the moment, and teams like Houston, Michigan State and Vanderbilt are in it. Florida State has some work to do to pull it off, but they've got Tim Brewster heading up the recruitment.
Biggest question: It's something that Florida State fans have been thinking about for some time now. Markell Pack (Purvis, Miss./Purvis) committing to Florida State over the summer has never deterred Ole Miss from staying on him. On Saturday, the Seminoles prized wide receiver prospect visited Ole Miss for an unofficial to see the Texas A&M game. Might Pack have been just taking the chance to catch a good college football game? Or does he still have plenty of interest in the Rebels? We'll find out eventually.
Biggest answer: After its disappointing game in Tallahassee on Oct. 5, Maryland had to respond against Virginia. The Terrapins needed to show their recruits that the loss against the Seminoles was more of an aberration than indicative of where the program was. Sure, the one-point win over Virginia won't be their most impressive of the season, but it got that winning feeling going again. And you can't ever have enough of that.