It should come as no surprise that Clemson led the ACC with eight players invited to the NFL combine later this month in Indianapolis.
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A look at the assistant coaching changes in the ACC for schools that did not change their head coaches.
Louisville signed several pass-rushers, adding depth to its front seven, and improved at quarterback by nabbing dual-threat QB prospect Jawon Pass.
Florida State, which returns the likes of Dalvin Cook, has the nation's top recruiting class, but Clemson will be solid again with Deshaun Watson back.
With 16 ESPN 300 commits, FSU topped not only the ACC but also the country. Here's how the rest of the conference graded out after signing day.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich has approached coach Bobby Petrino about a contract extension. During a news conference to announce plans to expand Papa John's Cardinal Stadium to 65,000 seats, Jurich said he has been impressed with what Petrino has done in two years back with the Cards. Petrino has gone 17-9 over the last two seasons in his second stint with the team.
A look back at the hits and misses from the ACC recruiting classes of three years ago.
A look at recent recruiting classes reveals why the Seminoles and Tigers are dominant in the ACC right now.
These recruits could easily see their final destination change before signing day.
Rankins among best Senior Bowl players
Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins stood out at Senior Bowl practices. Todd McShay has him near the top of this list based on his performance in front of coaches and scouts in Mobile. Top 20 at Senior Bowl (Insider)
Some recruits' talent comes with a certain amount of risk. That doesn't mean the rewards won't be there for Florida State's Malik Henry, Louisville's Jawon Pass and these prospects.
The Seminoles face two SEC opponents coming off 10-win seasons; the Panthers go to Oklahoma State and line up against two other bowl teams.
Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer
Top 5 performers at Senior Bowl practices: WR Braxton Miller (Ohio State), QB Carson Wentz (North Dakota State), DT Sheldon Rankins (Louisville), LB Reggie Ragland (Alabama), CB Jalen Mills (LSU). This group checked off plenty of boxes on the scouting report and made some money in Mobile.
Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer
Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins (6-foot-2, 304 pounds) tore up one-on-one pass rush drills at Senior Bowl practice today. He brings a quick first step off the ball, counter moves and straight power at the point of attack. Rankins is a true first-round talent. Beast.
We take a look at who has the toughest month, toughest three-game stretch, toughest overall and who might have it a little easier in the ACC this year.
NC State appears to have the roughest slate to navigate in the conference, while Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech couldn't ask for much better.
Cards host Florida State on Sept. 17
The ACC has released its 2016 schedule. In addition to a home date with FSU, two other games involving Louisville could impact the College Football Playoff:
- Saturday, Oct. 1 at Clemson
- Thurs. or Sat., Nov. 17/19 at Houston
Florida State and Clemson will have off weeks before their Oct. 29 showdown.
Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer
Better keep an eye on the ACC during October from start to finish. Clemson at Florida State on Oct. 29 headlines the league slate, but the month begins with Coastal champ North Carolina visiting FSU and Clemson hosting up-and-comer Louisville. The hype for that Oct. 29 game will be muted if either trips up four weeks earlier.
Let's take a look at five ACC players to keep an eye on as we prepare for next season.
Jackson is the leader Louisville needs
By the end of last season we finally got a taste for what Lamar Jackson is capable of. Jackson showed some serious star power on his feet and with his arm in 2015. Rising stars (Insider)
Fields found home with Cardinals
Devonte Fields' unorthodox path from TCU to a juco to Louisville led to an incredible 2015. While his skills as an edge-rusher are highly valued in the NFL, Fields decided to return for a final year to try for an ACC title one last time. Top players returning in 2016 (Insider)