One of the cool things about compiling all this ACC football recruiting data is you can slice it a number of different ways, providing some insights into the incoming 2013 classes. One of the interesting cuts of the data is looking at the star rankings across the four major recruiting services by state.
First, some updates from the last time we looked at this data.
- Boston College -- Added RB LeShun Daniels (OH), DE Kevin Kavalec (OH) and K Michael Geiger (OH), lost RB Josh Tapscott (VA)
- Duke -- Added DT Mike Ramsay (GA)
- Florida State -- Added TE Christian Morgan (TX)
- Georgia Tech -- Added DE Justin Akins (GA) and DB John Marvin (FL)
- Maryland -- Added RB Richie Anderson (MD), ATH Milan Collins (MD), DE Malik Jones (MD), WR Deon Long (IA), ATH Jacquille Veii (MD)
- Miami -- Added OL Alex Gall (OH) and WR Travis Johnson (FL), lost WR Angelo Jean-Louis (VA)
- N.C. State -- Added ATH Bra'Lon Cherry (NC), RB Matt Dayes (FL), LB Quinton Patterson (NC), OL Patrick Roane (NC) and DB Jack Tocho (NC)
- Pittsburgh -- Added OL Carson Baker (OH), QB Tra'von Chapman (OH), DB Titus Howard (PA), DT Tyrique Jarrett (NY) and K Ryan Winslow (PA)
- Virginia -- Added DB Kirk Garner (MD), OL Brad Henson (NJ), OL Jack McDonald (MA) and DT Donta Wilkins (VA)
|State||Rivals NR||2*||3*||4*||5*||Total||Scout NR||2*||3*||4*||5*||Total|
A couple notes:
-- A bit surprised to see North Carolina take the early lead over Florida for the state with the most ACC commitments.
-- Apparently there is no such thing as a 2* prospect that hails from the Sunshine State. According to Rivals.com that is. Or at least there are no 2* prospects that are committed to ACC schools. I know it's still early but maybe, just maybe there's a bit of a regional bias to these recruiting rankings?
-- The top five most represented states shouldn't come as much of a surprise -- North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia -- but note that Ohio, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, three states where BC recruits heavily, are well represented. The Eagles currently have 75 percent of the Connecticut kids and 33 percent of the Ohio recruits (as does Pittsburgh).