With Signing Day having just come and gone for the 2016 class, attention now turns to the 2017 class throughout the ACC. Things have changed remarkably in recruiting in the past few years, as the timetable has been accelerated, especially for quarterbacks.
Successful college programs have been able to use their relatively scarce scholarships for quarterbacks to their advantage, as they’ve been building relationships earlier and getting top prospects to often commit during their junior years. With that in mind, there will likely be a flurry of QB commitments around the ACC between now and the end of the summer, before football season comes around again.
In all, nearly 50 quarterbacks around the country currently list scholarship offers from the various schools around the ACC. While most of them will wind up signing elsewhere, the league figures to snag at least 15-20 scholarship QBs when it’s all said and done. Most schools prefer to sign at least one quarterback every single year, while some will take two depending on depth and impending departures.
It’s good to be at the top, and certainly Clemson is using its lofty status as defending ACC champion and National Championship Game participant to load up for the future. Right now the Tigers are arguably recruiting as well as anyone in America, and the additions of Johnson and Brice make for an excellent start to getting the Tigers back in the conversation for one of the best classes in the country next February. Get access to the rest of this article and unlimited access to the rest of ACCSports.com when you upgrade to Premium Access! Click on the button below to view all the benefits of becoming a Premium Access member.
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