Boston College (20): QB Chase Rettig (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) is the big name in this class, leaving San Clemente, Calif., for the East Coast. He committed last July. If Rettig doesn’t work out, the Eagles also signed Joshua Bordner (6-4, 185) out of Maryland. Also, look for OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis (6-1, 215) to make an impact on defense in the future.
Clemson (22): Dabo Swinney went after defensive backs, signing six, including Heritage’s Garry Peters (6-0, 173), Westlake’s Darius Robinson (6-0, 170) and Roswell’s Martin Jenkins (5-9, 170). WR Martavis Bryant of Anderson, S.C., was a big catch. Vic Beasley, who is 6-4, adds versatility after playing linebacker and receiver at Adairsville.
Duke (19): QB Anthony Boone (6-1, 225) of Weddington, N.C., and Woodward Academy RB Juwan Thompson (5-11, 220) and DT Will Bryant (6-3, 295) highlight this class. The Blue Devils added another QB in Brandon Connette out of Corona, Calif., and two more Georgians: Carver-Columbus LB C.J. France (6-1, 210) and Callaway lineman Jamal Bruce (6-2, 265).
Florida State (22): New coach Jimbo Fisher already is having a huge impact. The Seminoles excelled in-state, nabbing Floridians Lamarcus Joyner (5-8, 175), who is considered the top CB in the nation, physical Jeff Luc (6-1, 230), the No. 1 inside LB, and Christian Jones (6-3, 225), one of the top outside linebackers. Jones’ father and brother both played for FSU. They also signed a top DT in Darious Cummings (6-3, 267).
Maryland (17): The Terrapins signed one of the country’s top QBs in Pennsylvania’s Tyler Smith (6-4, 190) and addressed needs on defense with S Titus Till (6-2, 185) and DE Javarie Johnson (6-3, 208). Carver-Columbus QB Devin Burns (6-2, 198) also signed.
Miami (28): Loganville RB Storm Johnson (6-0, 212) highlights this class, which also includes DE David Perry (6-6, 230), LB Kevin Nelson (6-0, 213) and C Brandon Linder (6-6, 290). Under Armour All-American Tavadis Glenn (6-5, 300) also is in the fold and might move from OT to DT. Hurricanes love the upside of Stephenson LB Tyrone Cornileus and coaches think he will be able to add pounds to his 6-2, 195-pound frame.
North Carolina (21): Offensive linemen James Hurst (6-7, 305) and T.J. Leifheit (6-7, 320), already are enrolled and are the key signees, but the Tar Heels pulled a shocker by grabbing WR Sean Tapley (6-1, 185) out of Jacksonville. Tapley committed to South Carolina 16 months ago, but put on a Carolina blue hat at his signing Wednesday. DE Brandon Willis (6-3, 270) visited Miami and Tennessee, but went with the Tar Heels.
N.C. State (24): The Wolfpack got bigger with OT Robert Crisp (6-7, 299), one of the top offensive linemen in the country, and DTs Raynard Randolph (6-2, 325) and Thomas Teal (6-2, 315). RB Mustafa Greene, of Irmo, S.C., battled injuries his final two high school seasons. Upson-Lee’s versatile Logan Winkles (6-1, 240) might play FB or LB for the Wolfpack.
Virginia (17): Morgan Moses, a 6-6, 336-pound OT, signed out of Fork Union Military Academy after looking at Florida, LSU, Ohio State and South Carolina. Moses originally signed with the Cavaliers last year. Virginia stockpiled QBs, signing Jake McGee and Mike Rocco out of the state, Florida’s Michael Strauss and Decatur’s Miles Gooch (Towers), a dual-threat athlete.
Virginia Tech (20): Experts are saying this is the Hokies’ top recruiting class with players like OLB Nick Dew (6-2, 210), OL Mark Shuman (6-7, 285) and DE Zack McCray (6-5, 235). The Hokies signed five players out of either Fork Union or Hargrave Military Academy and focused on defense, signing 12 such players.
Wake Forest (21): CB A.J. Marshall (5-11, 180) and LB Zachary Allen (6-2, 210) highlight the defensive signees, but the coaches have high hopes for 6-5 WR Brandon Terry, who played at Alpharetta. Wake Forest reached into Florida to sign seven players, including Allen and DT Antonio Ford (6-3, 280) out of talent-rich Pahokee High.
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