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ACC signing day capsules
Question of the Day
An overall look at how the 14 schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference fared Wednesday on Signing Day.
National rankings: (Rivals 42; Scout 61).
Best in class: Connor Strachan, lb, Needham, Mass.
Best of the rest: Jonathan Hilliman, rb, Jersey City, N.J.; Harold Landry, de, Fayetteville, N.C.; Mike Knoll, k, Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
Late additions: Nat Dixon, wr, Lynn Haven, Fla.; Noa Merritt, dl, Sparta, N.J.; Oseh-Lie Saine, dl, Lincoln, R.I.
One that got away: Defensive back Tre Tarpley from Pittsburgh, Pa., flipped his commitment from BC to Vanderbilt over the weekend.
NOTE: “This is our class. Last year we were able to bring in a couple of guys,” BC second-year coach Steve Addazio said. “This is a class that we put a full year in to and we know them very well. Anytime you sign 30, that’s a large number. There can be some misses, but we feel great about this class.”
National rankings (Rivals 13; Scout 28).
Best in class: Deshaun Watson, QB, Gainesville, Ga. The Parade All-American who amassed 17,134 yards of total offense is expected to compete with senior Cole Stoudt and sophomore Chad Kelly for the starter’s job. Watson committed to the Tigers in February 2012 and held firm despite overtures from schools like Alabama, Auburn and Ohio State.
Best of the rest: Artavis Scott, WR, Oldsmar, Fla. Picked Clemson over home-state schools Florida, Florida State and Miami.
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