The Star of Each ACC Early Signing Period Class
Boston College Eagles
RB Patrick Garwo: The Eagles did a strong job at loading up for the offensive backfield, and the ultra-quick 5-9 Garwo out of Pennsylvania is the best of the lot.
CB Andrew Booth: The 6-1, 188-pounder out of Georgia wasn’t really in the mix for the Bulldogs. Florida State and Auburn went hard, but Booth locked in with Dabo early in the process.
Florida State Seminoles
CB Akeem Dent: The Seminoles went very, very big on defensive backs, and the perfect-sized 5-11, 180-pound Dent is the most impressive of the bunch. Alabama and Miami were in the mix, but he’s off to Tallahassee.
Scott Satterfield: The Cardinals will need some time and work after having to overhaul the recruiting effort. February will be huge for Satterfield, who’ll get a few decent offensive line prospects, but nothing in the way of bulk.
NC State Wolfpack
DT Joshua Harris: Along with DE Davion Jackson and fellow tackle CJ Clark, the 6-4, 295-pound Harris comes in with a fantastic class of big-time prospects for the D line. The 295-pound Harris has do-it-all pass rushing upside.
LB Lee Kpongba: He needs some time, seasoning, and at least 20 pounds, but the talent is undeniable. He joins fellow speedster Mikel Jones – who might just be a safety – as part of a nasty group of linebackers.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
WR Nolan Groulx: Head coach Dave Clawson went after receives, and he got himself a slew of good ones. Donavan Greene has the ready-made size, but Groulx will be a volume guy. Wisconsin and Nebraska were in on him, and didn’t get the call.
Duke Blue Devils
CB Tony Davis: Duke was able to beat out Florida, Michigan and Georgia for the speedster who should grow into a lockdown corner on one side. He’s got big-time upside as a return man right away.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
S Briton Allen: Several prospects in the deep group of defensive backs could be here, but Allen is the one most of the big programs wanted. Ohio State, USC and Pitt had the best shot.
WR Jeremiah Payton: He’s an interesting prospect with good size and great deep speed. The recruitment of him was wide ranging – Alabama was interested, but a whole slew of little guys thought they had a shot. He has No. 1 potential at The U.
North Carolina Tar Heels
RB Josh Henderson: A few of the defensive backs are great, and WR Khafre Brown is terrific, but it’s the 6-0, 205-pound Henderson who should be the early star. Minnesota and Boston College were in the fight, but he’s going to Chapel Hill.
QB Davis Beville: Daniel Carter is a good-looking running back, and the defensive line got help, but it’s the 6-6 Beville who should make the biggest impact, at least in a few years.
DT Jowon Briggs: He’s not massive, but the 6-2, 300-pounder has the body to be ready to roll early on. The big boys in the Big Ten were all over him, and now he’ll be a key part of the future of the Virginia line.
Virginia Tech Hokies
OG Bryan Hudson: S Nyquee Hawkins is going to be a great one, but the surest-thing should be Hudson for the interior of the Hokie line. He’s about 15 pounds away from getting into the mix.
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