Oct. 21, 2007
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We continue our look at the ACC, where a number of schools are already done recruiting for this fall, while a couple of others are still working on classes that could eventually challenge for spots among our Top 25.
With that in mind, here's Part Two of our coverage of the ACC's fall recruiting:
As we went to press, word broke that 6-foot-10 Gus Gilchrist from
The Terps also picked up a 2009 commitment from 6-foot-8 Jin Soo Kim of
They are still in the final four for a top uncommitted big man, but it could be an Australian big man who fills the bill.
6-foot-9 Ater Majok from Carlingford, AU American International School visited
They join 6-foot-8
Currently, the Eagles don't have any available scholarships.
Duke (Recruiting Log) has received a commitment from 6-foot-8 power forward Olek Czyz, our No. 56-rated senior from Reno, Nev. High. He was one of the summer's fastest risers and athletically has tools to make a big contribution as a freshman.
They were disappointed recently with the quick commitment made by No. 2-rated 6-foot-10 Greg Monroe. They have two available scholarships, but as per usual they will only add a player if he has ability to help out right away.
They are in the final four for the signature of No. 18-rated senior Elliott Williams from
Coach K and his staff are also one of the four schools that No. 11-rated 7-foot-2 John Riek-Suas mentioned as college possibilities recently, along with Connecticut, Florida and Georgetown. But Riek-Suas has re-classified as a postgraduate, so he also will be eligible for the NBA Draft. His recruiting is up in the air as we get ready to enter the season.
Currently the Wolfpack doesn't have any available scholarships and is putting their recruiting efforts into the junior class.
They do already have a sophomore commitment from 6-foot-5 2009 wing man C.J. Leslie of
Florida State (Recruiting Log) has received a commitment from one of the Sunshine State's best shooters in 6-foot-4 combo guard Luke Loucks from Clearwater, Fla. High. The Seminoles are still one of the most active schools in the ACC with four available scholarships and this weekend could turn out to be huge for them.
They are playing host to Loucks and he will be in full recruiting mode as three of their top targets will join him. Up front, two Top 50 talents will be in
If they don't close on this trio, then they are still involved with a good deal of quality talent. On the perimeter, 6-foot-7 Justin Brownlee is now at JUCO and is showing interest, 6-foot-4 Teondre Williams of
If they miss on this list, look for the Seminoles to become even more active in the JUCO or prep school ranks in the spring.
Virginia Tech (Recruiting Log) has received a commitment from 6-foot-10 center Victor Davila from
Most of their effort has been in the backcourt this fall, with a number of highly regarded guards looking at the Hokies. Among them that have been on the Virginia Tech campus include 6-foot-2 Jersey City, N.J. St. Anthony's point guard Tyshawn Taylor, who is taking a visit to Virginia this weekend, but has the Hokies along with Marquette, Kansas and Georgia Tech as his finalists.
Another fall visitor is 6-foot-2 combo Shaquille Johnson from
Tech had interest in former signee 6-foot-10 Gus Gilchrist of Temple Hills, Md. Progressive Christian, who they've always left a door open for, but saw him just commit to Maryland.