ACC Fall Recruiting Rankings

North Carolina leads conference's five Top 25 nationally ranked classes

Nov. 14, 2007


By Van Coleman

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Overview:  The ACC has had a solid fall, but not the kind of year they may have liked. Only North Carolina and Wake Forest broke in to the top ten nationally while Virginia, Duke and Florida State slip into the top twenty-five in our first cut look at fall recruiting.  Most of the ACC received some individual help, but no one had that mega-class the league usually sees from along Tobacco Road.  Look for a couple more key additions to shake up our final rankings of the ACC classes this fall.




ACC Fall Recruiting Preview: Part I (10/20), Part II (10/21)


('s Hodge Basketball Report has your team's recruiting logs and commitment histories.)


1.  North Carolina (National Ranking - No. 9) - 3 Commitments:  No. 10 Ed Davis, 6-foot-9, PF, Richmond, VA Benedictine;  No. 16 Tyler Zeller, 7-foot-1, C, Washington, IN;  No. 58 Larry Drew, 6-foot, PG, Woodland Hills, CA Taft.


2.  Wake Forest (NR-10) - 3 Commitments:  No. 18 Al-Farouq Aminu, 6-foot-9, WF, Norcross, GA; No. 22 Ty Walker, 6-foot-10, C, Wilmington, NC New Hanover: No. 43 Tony Woods, 6-foot-10, C, Rome, GA.


3.  Virginia (NR-23) - 3 Commitments:  No. 37 Sylvan Landesberg, 6-foot-5, SG, Flushing, NY Holy Cross;  No. 80 John Brandenburg, 6-foot-10, C, St. Louis, MO DeSmet;  Assane Sene, 7-foot-0, C, South Kent, CT School.


4.  Florida State (NR-Tie 25) - 4 Commitments:  No. 44 Xavier Gibson, 6-foot-11, PF, Dothan Northview AL;  No. 94 Deividas Dulkys, 6-foot-3, SG, Henderson Findlay Prep NV;  Luke Loucks, 6-foot-4, PG, Clearwater FL.; Pierre Jordan, 6-foot-0, PG, Dunwoody GA.


NOTE - The Seminoles have the best shot to move up and challenge for one of the top two spots if No. 28 ranked Chris Singleton opts for the `Noles over Kentucky and Tennessee on Wednesday.


5.  Duke (NR-Tie 25) - 2 Commitments:  No. 18 Elliott Williams, 6-foot-5, SG, Collierville, TN St. George;  No. 56 Olek Czyz, 6-foot-8, PF, Reno, NV.


6.  Clemson - 4 Commitments:  No. 50 Catalin Baciu, 6-foot-11, C, Fletcher, NC Veritas Academy;  Andre Young, 5-foot-9, PG, Albany, GA Deerfield Windsor;  Mbai Oliver, 6-foot-7, WF, Hampton, VA Bethel;  Tanner Smith, 6-foot-5, WF, Norcross, GA Wesleyan.


7.  Maryland - 2 Commitments:  No. 54 Sean Mosely 6-foot-4, SG, Baltimore, MD Mt. St. Joseph's;  No. 68 Augustus Gilchrist, 6-foot-10, C, Temple Hills, MD Progressive Christian.


8.  Boston College - 3 Commitments:  Reggie Jackson, 6-foot-2, Colorado Springs, CO Palmer; Dallas Elmore, 6-foot-4, SG, Fort Collins, CO Poudre;  Eric Ravenel, 6-foot-7, PF, Brandon, FL.  Transfer:  Joe Trapani 6-foot-8 (Vermont).


9.  Miami (Fla.) - 2 Commitments:  No. 52 Dequan Jones, 6-foot-6, WF, Marietta, GA Wheeler;  Reggie Johnson, 6-foot-8, C, Winston-Salem, NC Prep.


10. Georgia Tech - 1 Commitment:  No. 21 Iman Shumpert, 6-foot-4, PG, Oak Park, IL River Forest. 


11. N.C. State - 2 commitments:  C.J. Williams 6-foot-5, WF, Fayetteville, NC Britt;  Julius Mays, 6-foot-2, CG Marion, IN.


12. Virginia Tech - 2 Commitments:  Victor Davila, 6-foot-10, Booneville, NC Starmont; Gene Swindle, 6-foot-11, C, Miami, FL Gulliver