Recruiting 2013 - ACC Coastal Team Rankings

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Posted Feb 7, 2013


Ranking and analyzing the 2013 ACC Coastal Recruiting Classes

Recruiting 2013 

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Recruiting 2013 
 
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LAST YEAR CFN 2012 Recruiting Rankings & All-Star Teams
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3. Pittsburgh | The Entire 2012 Recruiting Class

Team Concerns For 2013: In the new world of the ACC, Pitt has to get more out of an offensive line that came up with a few shocking performances - Virginia Tech - but stunk overall. The pass protection was non-existent and the running game didn't work. Two starters have to be replaced up front, but figuring out the quarterback situation after losing Tino Sunseri is the first priority. The punting coverage team has to be stronger to help out veteran punter Matt Yoklic.

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... TraVon Chapman, and protecting him. While he might not be the best player in the class, Chapman might be the most important and the rest of the recruiting class is focused on beefing up the O line. If it's not Chapman, tackle prospect Dorian Johnson might be the best player in the haul, but Aaron Reese and Jaryd Jones-Smith are good prospects with great frames. It'll fly under the radar, but getting kicker Chris Blewitt and punter Ryan Winslow is big.

4. North Carolina | The 2013 Recruiting Class

Team Concerns For 2013: The Tar Heels have to keep building up the young players as they still try to get out from under the NCAA sanctions. The offense and return game have to find a replacement for RB Giovani Bernard, and the O line needs to come up with two new starters losing future NFL guard Jonathan Cooper and tackle Travis Bond. The pass defense could stand to be a bit tighter, but overall, Larry Fedora has a solid team helped by a few great recent recruiting classes.

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive backs. After coming up with a few great classes for the defense, UNC loaded up once again with two excellent linemen in tackle Greg Webb and end Dajuan Drennon, but the defensive backs should be the key with safety Desmond Lawrence and corner Brian Walker leading the way. The offense is getting some nice pieces to play around with led by running back T.J. Logan and quarterback Mitch Trubiski, who'll each play a big role sooner than later.

5. Virginia Tech | The 2013 Recruiting Class

Team Concerns For 2013: Can the Hokies crank up a downfield pass? It's inexcusable for a team with an NFL-caliber (maybe) bomber in Logan Thomas to be so inefficient, but Tech struggled to open up the field which hurt the ground attack. It doesn't help to lose most of the top targets, and having to replace tackles Nick Becton and Vinston Painter isn't a plus, but more than anything else, the team has to find a way to utilize Thomas to start doing more to make the attack explode.

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive back. The receiving corps needs help right away, so there's a chance for David Price, Deon Newsome or Carlis Parker to be factors right away. Linebacker Holland Fisher is the star of the class and defensive line prospect Wyatt Teller has tremendous upside, but the strength is in the secondary with Kendall Fuller an NFL caliber corner who could see time right away. CeQuan Jefferson and Charles Clark are nice pickups at corner, while Anthony Shegog and Brandon Facyson are good safety options.

6. Miami | The 2013 Recruiting Class

Team Concerns For 2013: With 20 starters returning, the Canes don't have too many holes to fill other than kicker with Jake Wieclaw gone along with punter Dalton Botts. Experience needs to translate into production for a defense that got roasted time and again with no pass rush and little production against the run. The offense should be terrific, so if the D can do anything remotely well, the season could be special.

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Tight ends. The Canes are bringing in some terrific stars led by quarterback Kevin Olsen from New Jersey, who has all the tools and all the abilities to be the next great Miami passer. Receiver Stacy Coley and running back Augustus Edwards made a good class great on Signing Day. Running back Ray Lewis III - yes, his son - will be the big name, but defensive end Alquadin Muhammad and defensive backs Jamal Carter and Artie Burns are expected to be great. The most interesting pickups were at tight end with Standish Dobard an athletic star from New Orleans and JUCO transfer Beau Sandland ready to go right away.

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Virginia | The 2013 Recruiting Class

Team Concerns For 2013: The Cavaliers have to generate more of a ground game. The season went into the tank partly because the team was dead last in the ACC in turnover margin, but the offense didn't help the cause with a spotty season and not enough points, scoring 20 or fewer eight times. Losing left tackle Oday Aboushi is a problem for a line that struggled in pass protection, but the front five's biggest job will be to improve the ground game. More from Khalek Shepherd and the punt return game would be nice.

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Quarterback. Mike London has done an amazing job of updating the talent level with a few top 30 recruiting classes, and this one has the potential to be almost as good as last year's haul. The offensive tackle prospects are excellent, safety Tim Harris is going to be a player, and running back Taquan Mizzell will be a factor, but the focus will be on the quarterbacks with Cowin Cutler and Brandan Marshall two big passers who look the part. They won't be needed for a while, but they'll be in a great fight for a starting job in a few years. 

11. Georgia Tech | The 2013 Recruiting Class

Team Concerns For 2013: The Yellow Jackets should be ready to rock and roll with a veteran team returning, but veteran quarterback depth is a problem and the defensive line will be a concern. More plays needs to be made behind the line and the punting game has to be far better for a running team that relies on field position, but outside of experienced options, Paul Johnson has his team in place.

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Skill players. Quarterback was addressed last season, but that still didn't stop Damon Mitchell from signing on. Travis Custis will eventually be a star among the running backs, while Donovan Wilson should bring a little bit of pop. JuMichael Ramos fits the Georgia Tech mold of big receiver. Offensive tackle Shamire DeVine is a massive big body who's ready to roll out of the box, while the defensive front has few nice options led by tackle Darius Commissiong and end Kevin Robbins.

12. Duke | The 2013 Recruiting Class

Team Concerns For 2013: The Blue Devils have to improve the defense to have any chance of equaling the 2012 success. The offense will be fine, but the secondary was a disaster giving up deep play after deep play. With three starters gone in the 4-2-5 alignment, the Blue Devils have to rebuild as well as improve. The kickoff return game was among the worst in America.

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive backs. It's an easy recruiting pitch. Our secondary was awful and there are several holes needing to be filled - come to Duke and play defensive back right away. Corners Johnell Barnes, Evrett Edwards and Deondre Singleton all have the potential to be an instant upgrade, while safeties Chris Holmes and Jake Kite were nice gets. David Cutcliffe isn't going to totally ignore the offense, picking up quarterback Parker Boehme and running back Joseph Ajeigbe.