National Signing Day

Triangle coaches pleased with recruit classes

From Staff ReportsFebruary 5, 2014 

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Charlotte Catholic runner Elijah Hood broke free on this 48-yard touchdown run against Dudley High School during Class 4-A regional final action in Greensboro, NC on December 4, 2013.

H. SCOTT HOFFMANN — News & Record

  • ACC recruits

    How Rivals.com ranked the ACC’s recruiting classes:

    Rk. School 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Top player Rk.
    4. FSU31411WR Travis Rudolph11
    12. Miami11217DE Chad Thomas22
    13. Clemson1712QB DeShaun Watson31
    23. UNC1416RB Elijah Hood30
    25. Va. Tech0814LB Raymond MinorNR
    30. N.C. State0322DE Kentavius Street43
    40. Virginia227S Quin Blanding5
    42. Boston College0315DE Harold Landry180
    44. Pitt0415OL Alex Bookser249
    46. Louisville0016RB L.J. ScottNR
    48. Ga. Tech0117DB Step DurhamNR
    52. Syracuse0115WR K.J. Williams246
    58. Duke0016WR Trevon LeeNR
    58. Wake Forest0012ATH Kameron UterNR

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora called it a great day.

N.C. State’s Dave Doeren said the Wolfpack had deficits at certain spots, “and we answered at every single one of them.”

And Duke’s David Cutcliffe parlayed last season’s ACC Coastal Division title into National Signing Day success Wednesday by pulling two standout players out of Miami’s backyard: receiver Trevon Lee and defensive tackle Edgar Cerenord.

“South Florida recruiting, you’re liable to walk into a school and there will be 15 coaches at once,” Cutcliffe said. “So who are they going to listen to? Everybody likes a winner.”

(Click the links under "Related Content" to read the details about each class and a list of the recruits, including East Carolina's signings.)

Fedora certainly likes his class, led by running back Elijah Hood, the lone five-star recruit coming to the Triangle. “Exceptional class,” he said. “Exceptional.”

Rivals.com agreed, ranking it 23rd in the nation and fourth in the ACC.

Doeren’s second class, headlined by Greenville Rose defensive end Kentavius Street, was ranked 30th overall and sixth in the ACC.

“I didn’t feel like we had enough depth or competition in our program,” Doeren said. “We needed both, and I think we accomplished both.”

Duke’s class was ranked 58th and tied with Wake Forest for last in the league.

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