Monday, October 28, 2013
Weekend recruiting wrap: ACC
By Corey Dowlar
It wasn't a banner day for the ACC on Saturday, but Florida State, the conference's top-ranked team, was the center of the focus with several impact visitors on campus.
How will Florida State compare to Florida for Dalvin Cook?
Biggest visitor:Dalvin Cook (Miami/Miami Central) was the star visitor in Tallahassee Saturday afternoon. The Florida Gators’ running back commitment took an official visit to their in-state rivals to see what the Seminoles offense might have to offer him. Cook isn't necessarily wavering in his commitment to Florida, but has made comments that he is paying attention to their offensive struggles. His recruitment probably won't change for a while, if at all, but this was a big chance to get one of the country's top running backs on campus for Florida State. Cook is a four-star recruit and the No. 23 prospect in the country.
Biggest offer: There weren't any major commitments made this weekend, and offers were hard to find. Duke and Virginia issued some. The Cavaliers have targeted Cornelius Floyd (Miami/Gulliver Prep), a 2014 athlete who also has offers from ACC programs Pittsburgh and Wake Forest. Duke offered 2015 defensive lineman David Ryslik (Highstown, N.J./The Peddie School). The Blue Devils are the first to go ahead and offer Ryslik, but he's been getting plenty of interest at 6-foot-4, 270 pounds.
Biggest question: There were strong rumors that Jordan Prestwood (Tampa, Fla./Arizona Western College) would commit to Florida State on his official visit to Tallahassee. That didn't happen. But what Prestwood wants is to come a little closer to home to finish out his college career. He is very familiar with the program having already been a part of it before. Now the question becomes whether he will make a decision soon. The Seminoles are definitely the team to beat, and it seems like it is more a matter of when instead of if.
Biggest answer: Florida State and David Sharpe (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence School) have begun to rekindle their recruiting relationship. And now Sharpe has given the Seminoles a proper indication of his interest with the finalization of his plans to visit FSU officially next weekend for the Miami game. It remains to be seen where Sharpe ends up, but Florida State is now in a much better position than it was even just several weeks ago. Sharpe is ranked as the No. 15 prospect in the country and a four-star talent by ESPN.