Recruiting 2011 - 5 ACC Recruits To Know
Florida State S Karlos Williams
Florida State S Karlos Williams
Posted Feb 5, 2011

Along with the league's ten most important new recruits (for now), here are every ACC team's five new recruits you should care about.

Recruiting 2011 

5 ACC Recruits To Care About

CFN Top Prospects for 2011
- No. 1 to 50 | No. 51 to 100 | No. 101 to 150
- No. 151 to 200No. 201 to 250 | No. 251 to 300
- Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Receivers
- Tight Ends | Off. Tackles | Guards & Centers 
- Def. Ends | Def. Tackles | Linebackers | Corners | Safeties 
- 2009 CFN Top 150 | 2010 CFN Top 200

The 10 ACC  Recruits You Should Care About

1. S Karlos Williams, Florida State

2. DE Anthony Chickillo, Miami

3. DT Delvon Williams, North Carolina

4. OT Bobby Hart Florida State

5. OT Kiaro Holts, North Carolina

6. DT Tim Jernigan, Florida State

7. WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

8. LB Stephone Anthony, Clemson

9. DT Jalen Grimble, Miami  

10. LB James Wilder, Florida State  

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Five Boston College Recruits You Should Care About

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1. S Albert Louis-Jean
Louis-Jean has demonstrated outstanding ability in coverage as a cornerback, but at the next level we see him best suited to play safety. Louis-Jean is a fierce hitter who will knock the daylights out of an opposition. He doesn't appear to have the true top end elite speed that most look for in a pure cover corner, although he has been timed in the (4.5) range. Louis-Jean has a great frame which should allow him to get much bigger and stronger.

2. QB Christian Suntrup
6-2, 210,'s 48th ranked quarterback

3. LB Graham Stewart
As a junior, Stewart had 110 tackles, five sacks, one interception, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Stewart also reports a short shuttle of 4.24 seconds a boasts a 38-inch vertical leap.

4. LB Nick Lifka
6-2, 230,'s 21st ranked middle linebacker

5. LB Sean Duggan
6-4, 215,'s 35th ranked outside linebacker

Five Clemson Recruits You Should Care About
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1. LB Stephone Anthony
6-3, 220,'s No. 2 ranked outside linebacker. Anthony is a very athletic linebacker that has played some running back in high school. He runs with fluidity, he moves well side to side, and he has a very good first step towards the ball. He needs to tackle lower, play more behind his pads, and use his hands more. He is solid in space, but once his frame fills out, he could end up at middle linebacker in college. He is great in pursuit, he always plays fast, and he has a high ceiling.

2. WR Sammy Watkins
Watkins makes the game look easy, he is one of the top WR prospects in the country featuring size, speed, and tremendous hands. He has an extra gear to turn to when he needs it. Watkins ability to get downfield or take a short pass the distance is what separates him from the pack as a prospect. He should be not be stopped in the red zone. Watkins also plays Safety where he shows terrific instincts.

3. LB Tony Steward
6-1, 215,'s 3rd ranked middle linebacker. First Team All-First Coast LB by Florida Times-Union. 81 tackles and 5 sacks. Also scored 10 TDs.

4. RB Mike Bellamy
Bellamy needs to add strength and when he does, he will become the compete back. He is not a between the tackles runner right now, but he is a highlight waiting to happen. He has elite speed and that makes him dangerous. Combining his speed with his change of direction, his ability to move in space, and how he makes guys miss makes him a national recruit.

5. WR Charone Peake
Peake is one of the best in the country at his position. He has great length with his 6-3 frame and long arms. He is a very big target with good quickness off the ball and a threat down the field at all times. He has had a tendency to drop catchable balls in the past, but he really improved on that in 2009. He is the total package at wideout with size, speed, and big play ability. He just needs to work on catching the simple passes.

Five Florida State Recruits You Should Care About
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1. S Karlos Williams
Williams has the build and frame of a future linebacker with the skill set of a defensive back. He's a huge hitter, but he doesn't sacrifice the sure tackle trying to make the big hit. He covers an extraordinary amount of ground in the secondary with a long stride. He's a threat to score if he gets the ball in his hands. Has continued to improve his reads through his high school career and will need to continue to do so

2. Tim Jernigan
6-2, 275,'s 4th ranked defensive tackle. Jernigan has all the tools you look for in an elite defensive lineman. He is very powerful, he moves extremely well, and he has a high motor. He can work on the use of his hands, his pad level, and his moves off the ball, but he has great size, great feet, great quickness, great change of direction, and ideal size to play defensive tackle on the next level.

3. DE Cornellius Carradine
An outstanding overall athlete, Carradine blends size with strength and speed. He is equally effective in run support as he is beating an offensive tackle and sacking the quarterback. He can run by a lineman, or he's strong enough to engage him, then throw him out of his way. He can improve on his change of direction, but even that is a minor critique. Strong enough for the 3-4 or 4-3.

4. LB James Wilder
Wilder is an athlete that could end up at defensive end, linebacker, or even running back in the right system. He is best on the defensive side of the ball because he gets after the quarterback. He is explosive off the ball, he is very strong, and he is an aggressive player. He is a little stiff and he needs to work on disengaging a little quicker, but he will be a dangerous stand up backer or defensive end on the next level.

5. OT Bobby Hart
Hart has so many tools that college coaches look for in an elite offensive tackle. He has the size they like, the feet they love, and the potential they all want. Hart plays very light on his feet and he can drive his opponent off the ball. He needs more work in pass protection and he could play with a little more fire on the field as well. He has a bright future if he flips that switch and play with a nasty streak.

Five Maryland Recruits You Should Care About
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1. LB Delonte Morton
6-2, 240,'s 34th ranked middle linebacker

2. C Evan Mulrooney
6-4, 270,'s 15th ranked center

3. DE Quinton Jefferson
6-4, 230,'s 47th ranked defensive end

4. CB Makinton Dorleant
5-11, 170,'s 86th ranked cornerback

5. RB Brandon Ross
6-0, 200,'s 95th ranked running back

Five NC State Recruits You Should Care About
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1. QB Brian Taylor
A two-year starter for Harnett Central, Taylor is one of North Carolina's top quarterbacks in the 2011 class. He missed half his sophomore season with a leg injury but still managed to account for nearly 1,500 yards of total offense and 20 touchdowns (13 passing, seven rushing). He was also an all-conference selection in basketball and baseball during his sophomore year.

2. DT Chris Jones
6-5, 260,'s 47th ranked defensive tackle

3. K Niklas Sade
6-1, 190,'s 3rd ranked placekicker

4. P Wil Baumann
6-3, 185,'s 3rd ranked punter

5. WR Hakeem Flowers
Flowers does a lot of the little things well at wide receiver. He catches the ball well, he uses his length to his advantage, he runs good routes, and he is very consistent. He needs to improve his down field speed, his quickness off the ball, and getting better separation. He is a possession type of receiver, but a good one.

Five Wake Forest Recruits You Should Care About
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1. QB Kevin Sousa
6-4, 235,'s 42nd ranked quarterback. Turned down Miami, Michigan, South Florida, Louisville, and West Virginia

2. LB Anthony Harrell
6-3, 215,'s 36th ranked middle linebacker

3. CB Allen Ramsey
5-11, 175,'s 58th ranked cornerback

4. LB Andre Wiggins
6-2, 200,'s 59th ranked outside linebacker

5. S Sherman Ragland
6-1, 180,'s 79th ranked safety


Five Duke Recruits You Should Care About
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1. P Will Monday
Ranked as the # 2 punter in 2011 class, great frame, needs to move drop inside slightly, can hit consistent 4.5-4.8 hang times on 45-50 yard punts. Was 1st team All-State at Georgia HS power. Will finished #1 at the National Scholarship Camp and also won the Southern Showcase Punting Competition.

2. CB Jared Boyd
5-9, 168,'s 51st ranked cornerback

3. OT Marcus Aprahamian
6-5, 300,'s 65th ranked offensive tackle

4. DT Sam Marshall
6-8, 265,'s 75th ranked defensive tackle

5. OG Lucas Patrick
6-3, 285,'s 50th ranked guard

Five Georgia Tech Recruits You Should Care About
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1. OG Errin Joe
Joe was names Second Team All State OL for 4A classification as a junior. Named First Team All Polk County as an OL. He says he can bench 315-pounds, squat 500 and has a 28-inch vertical jump. Joe plans to major in journalism or communications and reports a 4.1 core GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a 20 ACT.

2. QB Demontevious Smith

6-2, 185,'s 62nd ranked quarterback

3. LB Jabari Hunt-Days
6-3, 235,'s 29th ranked outside linebacker

4. LB Tremayne McNair
6-2, 215,'s 31st ranked middle linebacker

5. S Domonique Noble
6-1, 185,'s 47th ranked safety

Five Miami Recruits You Should Care About
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1. DE Anthony Chickillo
Chickillo finished his senior season with 127 tackles and 18 sacks. He finished his junior season with 80 tackles and 12 sacks, but he only played in six games due to a broken collarbone. He says he can bench 315-pounds, squat 445 and has a 33-inch vertical jump.

2. DT Jalen Grimble
6-3, 255,'s 7th ranked defensive tackle. A blocker occupying end in a 3-4 or a defensive tackle in the 4-3, Grimble runs extremely well for a big man, enabling him to chase down plays from the back side and make an impact on plays going away from him. Has a good change of direction which helps him finish plays in the backfield. Needs to do a better job of fighting off blockers, because he'll likely see two in front of him most of his career whether at tackle or end.

3. LB Denzel Perryman
Perryman is a linebacker that may be a little undersized in the height category, but he can make big plays on the next level. He's a very aggressive linebacker, he delivers big hits, and he moves very well. His pass coverage is not something he has shown a lot of, but he has to work on taking better angles to the ball and showing better tackling technique. He is a good inside backer and that is where he should make a lot of plays at.

4. CB Kevin Grooms
5-10, 170,'s 16th ranked cornerback

5. DE Dallas Crawford
Crawford is an elite play-maker at QB and DB. He is a three year starter at QB, but projects to DB or WR at the next level. He has a tremendous natural ability to break on the football and can elevate to go get it (with great hands). His instincts are second to none and he has excellent pop as a tackler. Crawford lacks ideal height at 5'10, but is very strong on that frame.

Five North Carolina Recruits You Should Care About
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1. DT Delvon Simmons
6-5, 262,'s 3rd ranked defensive tackle. A defensive end and offensive guard for his McKeesport team, Simmons may be best served playing interior line full time in college. He is a very good run blocker at guard, on the defensive line he plays with good strength and leverage. He's a good athlete that will need to learn to get off blocks better if he's to remain on the defensive side of the ball. Plays with a high motor and gets in on 2nd effort tackles.

2. OT Kiaro Holtz
Fires off the ball with a tremendous burst and drive blocks from his tackle position like a powerful interior lineman. Holts has a tremendous change of direction which enables him to get to the second level and attack linebackers as equally effective as he handles defensive linemen. Gets to his man quickly then takes short choppy strides to keep a good base and drive his man. Will need to use his hands better in pass protection.

3. QB Marquise Williams
Williams finished his junior season with 2,400 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing for a total of 40 touchdowns. He says he can bench 280-pounds, squat 410 and claims a 38-inch vertical jump. He's 6-3, 215 and is's 16th ranked quarterback.

4. DT Sylvester Williams
Williams has an ideal frame for the defensive tackle position, he is a well proportioned 300 pounder that doesn't carry a lot of excess weight. He has exceptionally quick hands that let's him gain an immediate advantage over the offensive linemen he faces as he is able to dictate contact to them. Well conditioned and doesn't seem to slow down as the game wears on, despite playing nearly every snap on defense.

5. OG Landon Turner
An offensive tackle for his Harrisonburg team, Turner has the bulk in his hips and legs of a drive blocking interior line prospect. He could stand to get off at the snap and out of his stance a little quicker, but he's a good athlete that can run down the field trailing the play and gets to the second level fairly easily. Moves his feet well when engaged with a defender, a terrific drive blocker.

Five Virginia Recruits You Should Care About
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1. CB Demetrious Nicholson
5-10, 167,'s No. 3 ranked cornerback. Turned down Clemson, Michigan, North Carolina, Stanford, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

2. LB Caleb Taylor
Taylor says he can bench 245-pounds, squat 400 and has a 30-inch vertical jump and reports a 2.6 core GPA and a 1020 three-part SAT.

3. WR Clifton Richardson
Richardson lines up at tailback and option quarterback for his Menchville team. He has good size and strength and runs with a tenacity that would suit him well on the defensive side of the ball should he end up at safety. Shows excellent balance in breaking tackles and has tremendous cutback ability as a runner. Quintessential athlete that could end up at running back, safety, receiver, or even linebacker in the right system.

4. WR Brandon Phelps
Phelps says he can bench 250-pounds, squat 420 and has a 33-inch vertical jump.

5. CB Dominique Terrell
5-11, 180,'s 23rd ranked cornerback.