ACC programs capitalize on huge recruiting weekend


With numerous camps being held by football programs across the country, several prospects made their college decisions over the weekend. Along the way, eight ACC schools picked up verbal commitments between Saturday and Sunday:



The Eagles pulled in an in-state center when Dudley, Mass., native Alec Lindstrom made his call Sunday:

Lindstrom is Boston College’s first commitment of the month.




Just days after landing heavily recruited tight end Noah Gray, Duke made a splash by picking up a commitment from coveted defensive end Drew Jordan:

A native of Suwanee, Ga., Jordan is ranked the No. 37 rising senior in his state, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He is one of 13 players committed to the Blue Devils’ 2017 class.



While many teams added to their 2017 classes over the weekend, the Seminoles saw their 2018 group grow. Athlete Justin Watkins pledged to the Seminoles on Saturday, just two days after classmate Robert Cooper committed:

Watkins, who hails from Citra, Fla., is considered a 4-star recruit by Cooper, who attends South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, Ga., is a defensive tackle.



Louisville secured a commitment from another out-of-state prospect on Sunday when 2017 safety TreSean Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, chose the Cardinals:

Smith is ranked the No. 43 rising senior in his state, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.



In addition to scoring a commitment from 2017 offensive lineman Brian Anderson on Saturday, UNC reeled in 6-3, 192-pound cornerback Caleb Rozar after Fedora’s Freak Show:

Rozar is the 10th player to pledge to the Tar Heels this recruiting cycle.



The Wolfpack’s newest commitment came from 2017 wide receiver Emeka Emezie on Saturday:

Emezie, who attends Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, N.C., is rated the No. 13 rising senior in his state, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. He is one of nine players in his class committed to NC State, and he is the seventh in-state player to pick the Pack this cycle.



Tyrell Richards became the first player to commit to Syracuse this month when he joined the Orange’s 2017 class on Saturday:

A native of Canada, Richards is a 6-3, 220-pound linebacker. He is one of four players in Syracuse’s 2017 group.



Virginia Tech added another athlete to its 2017 class Saturday as Malik Willis committed to the Hokies:

Willis, who is from Atlanta, is a consensus 3-star recruit and is one of two players to pledge to Virginia Tech in the last week.



The Fighting Irish were able to lure in new players to both their 2017 and 2018 classes. Rising senior Jordan Pouncey of Winter Park, Fla., announced his decision on Saturday:

…and rising junior Markese Stepp pulled the trigger on Sunday:

Pouncey is the No. 121 wideout in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. Stepp, who is from Indianapolis, is the No. 12 running back in 2018.