5 ACC Atlantic Recruits You Need To Know

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Every ACC Atlantic team's five new recruits you need to know.

Recruiting 2013 

5 Atlantic Recruits To Care About

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- Boston College | Signing Class

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1. DT Tevin Montgomery
No. 44 defensive tackle, three stars

2. LB Jack Cottrell
No. 44 middle linebacker, three stars

3. RB Myles Willis
No. 100 running back, three stars

4. TE Charlie Callinan
No. 56 tight end, three star

5. QB James Walsh
No. 96 quarterback, two stars

- Clemson | Signing Class  

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1. OG Tyrone Crowder
No. 4 guard, four stars

Crowder is constantly looking for someone to hit. He looks mean, he plays mean, and he likes to get after it. He is very quick off the ball, he moves so well in space, and he puts defenders on their backs on a regular basis. He is so strong and he plays with so force at a quick pace. He can pull, get to the second level, or stone defenders. He can still work on his play in pass sets, but he has the tools to be an elite guard.

2. CB Mackensie Alexander
No. 7 corner, four stars

Alexander is a physically gifted corner that already plays the game at a collegiate level. He plays his edge tough against the run and is a sure tackler. Thrives in man coverage where he lets his natural cover instincts take over. Physical at the line of scrimmage. Very confident kid, takes on challenges. Alexander makes an impact on special teams as a punt returner. Twin brother, Mackenro, is also a BCS recruit.

3. LB Jayron Kearse
No. 6 outside linebacker, four stars

Kearse does so many different things well on the football field. He is such a versatile athlete and some schools like him as a wide receiver, some call him an athlete, but Scout likes him as a linebacker. He is a very rangy linebacker that moves with ease. He is going to add a lot of good weight in the years to come and he will need to learn the position once he settles in, but he has a very high ceiling at this position.

4. RB Tyshon Dye
No. 27 running back, four stars

Dye is a football player. He can do so many things well on the football field and it is not a given that he will be a running back in college. He plays running back with a linebacker mentality and he is a very physical player with speed to pull away from defenses. He is not a back with a lot of wiggle, but he can make cuts, and he plays fast. If he is not a running back, he could end up at linebacker or safety.

5. CB Cordrea Tankersley
Prep school recruit, four stars

During his lone season of prep school Tankersley recorded 36 tackles, two interceptions, a pick-6 and eight pass breakups. On the offensive side of the ball, he caught 30 passes for 269 yards and four touchdowns.

- Florida State | Signing Class

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1. LB Matthew Thomas
No. 2 outside linebacker, five stars

Thomas has played linebacker and defensive end in high school, but he will likely settle in at outside linebacker in college. He is a long and rangy athlete with a lot of raw ability. He needs to add weight, get stronger, and then learn the position, but he has as much upside as just about anyone at outside linebacker. He can run, he moves well laterally, he has great range, and he closes on the ball well. As he matures, watch out.

2. CB Jalen Ramsey
No. 2 cornerback, five stars

Ramsey's one of the top corners in the country for many different reasons. He has great size that you cannot coach and he changes direction well, he has very good ball skills, he can close on the ball quickly, and he is still getting better. He is still developing physically and that will help him against big receivers and as a tackler in the open field. He can do all the things you want a top corner to do on the high school level.

3. DT Demarcus Walker
No. 7 defensive tackle, four stars

Walker is a jumbo-athlete who could play numerous positions on the next level, but he is best with his hand down, and in the end, he will likely have the most success as an interior defensive lineman. He is a athletic DL who can move well and he is very tough in the trenches. When he was 280 plus pounds over the summer, he was at his best, so look for the college coach to build his body back up, and make him into a strong DL.

4. LB E.J. Levenberry
No. 13 outside linebacker, four stars

As a sophomore, Levenberry recorded 125 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions, two of which he returned for TDs.

5. OG Ira Denson
No. 9 guard, four stars

Denson was named MVP of the Offensive Line at the NIKE Football Training Camp in Orlando, Fla.

- Maryland | Signing Class

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1. OT Derwin Gray
No. 7 offensive tackle, four stars

A left tackle for his Friendship team, Gray has filled out considerably as a senior after playing in the 260 range as a junior. He's remained light on his feet with good quickness out of his stance. He gets good leverage and drive blocks with considerably power. Further ahead as a run blocker than pass blocker at this stage, has the size and strength to move to the interior line. A raw, athletic big man with a lot of physical tools.

2. LB Yannick Ngakoue
No. 19 middle linebacker, three stars

3. QB Shane Cockerille
No. 45 quarterback, three stars

4. C William Likely
No. 49 cornerback, three stars

5. WR Taivon Jacobs
No. 54 receiver, three stars

- NC State | Signing Class

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1. DT Kenton Gibbs
No. 41 defensive tackle, three stars

Quickness off the ball enables him to make a lot of plays in the backfield. Is a disruptive force who plays with great motor and effort. Is athletic, light on his feet and able to pursue and make plays in space as well. Does a nice job using his hands to disengage from blockers. Is on the lighter side for a college DT right now, but has the room to add weight.

2. LB Johnathan Alston
No. 30 linebacker, three stars

3. S Josh Jones
No. 42 safety, three stars

4. C Cole Blankenship
No. 22 center, three stars

5. DT Monty Nelson
No. 55 defensive tackle, three stars

- Syracuse | Signing Class

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1. LB Marqez Hodge
No. 55 outside linebacker, three stars

2. OT Kendall Moore
No. 64 offensive tackle, three stars

3. DT Wayne Williams
JUCO transfer, three stars

4. DE Trevon Trejo
JUCO transfer, three stars

5. S Darius Kelly
JUCO transfer, three stars

- Wake Forest | Signing Class

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1. LB Wendell Dunn
No. 54 outside linebacker, three stars

Talented linebacker prospect who finished his junior season with 94 tackles, four interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.

2. C Cory Helms
No. 15 center, three stars

3. TE Cam Serigne
No. 45 tight end, three stars

4. RB Dez Wortham
No. 108 running back, three stars

5. LB Lance Virgile
No. 82 outside linebacker, three stars

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