Monday, August 12, 2013
Weekend wrap: ACC
By Corey Dowlar
As fall camps have begun across the Atlantic Coast Conference, most coaches and teams are focused on getting ready for their season openers.
Recruiting, though slow, is still going on. There are loose ends to tie up seemingly always, so multitasking is essential right now.
The Miami Hurricanes, with their close proximity to their recruiting base in South Florida, had the most going on over the weekend with transfers, commitments and visitors on campus.
Biggest commitment: The biggest commitments of the weekend weren't necessarily commitments in the sense of the word usually accompanied with recruiting. But all the same, the Miami Hurricanes added two defensive linemen in David Gilbert and Justin Renfrow, both of whom are transfers from Wisconsin and Virginia, respectively. Both Gilbert and Renfrow have one year of eligibility remaining and are available for the 2013 season. These two linemen will add depth to a unit that could use some this upcoming fall.
Most important visit: This section, too, is based in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami's four-star dual-threat quarterback Alin Edouard (Hialeah, Fla./Hialeah) and the Hurricanes' coaching staff haven't exactly seen eye to eye of late. The communication hasn't been there consistently, but Edouard dropped by campus to meet with the coaches and figure out where they stand. Louisville, a team that has not yet offered Edouard, has his interest especially given the success of South Florida native Teddy Bridgewater. If the Cardinals offer, it could be their prospect to lose, unless, of course, Miami solidifies things over the weekend.
Biggest question: When will Rick Leonard (Middletown, Md./Middletown) make his decision? The 6-foot-6, 250-pound defensive end will choose between ACC programs Clemson and Florida State and it should come at any moment. After camping at both schools, Leonard stated he would go home, talk over his decision and eventually reach one. Both fan bases and coaching staffs are waiting to hear one way or another.