Throwback Thursday: Headliners and sleepers in the 2010 recruiting class

With several players from the 2012 recruiting class hoping to hear their names called in April’s NFL Draft, we look back at the past ACC recruiting classes. Each team’s class is highlighted with a headliner, or top-rated prospect, and a lower-rated recruit who was considered a diamond in the rough.

This week, we look back at the class of 2010.

*All rankings are based off of star ratings.








Headliner: Shakim Phillips, WR, 4-star

Phillips had an unusual career. He saw limited action as a freshman in 2010 and decided to transfer to UCONN. After sitting out a transfer year in 2011, he was a key contributor for the Huskies before deciding to transfer back to Boston College for the 2014 campaign. As a senior with the Eagles, he caught 13 passes for 282 yards and four touchdowns.

Diamond in the rough: Andre Williams, RB, 3-star

After steady production through his first three years, Williams received Heisman consideration as a senior when he broke out with 2,177 yards and 18 touchdowns rushing. He shattered ACC season records for rushing yards, rushing yards per game and rushing attempts.