Pre-National Signing Day Conference Class Rankings

5-star Defensive End Chad Thomas at the Under Armour All-American Game. - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

State of the U has assembled Pre-National Signing Day class rankings for each member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The order in which each are listed is based upon their respective ranking from recruiting sites such as 247sports and Rivals.

The Atlantic Coast Conference has seen its share of success on the football field this past season and it's beginning to show on the recruiting trail. Naturally, Florida State holds the lion's share of the conference's big name recruits. Although they are not the only team walking away with instant impact players come signing day.

Mike London at Virginia has a 5-star duo that's left Frank Beamer, and coaches around the country for that matter, envious. Larry Fedora has built up steam at North Carolina, keeping the Tar Heels' class lurking in the top 25. Then, of course, there's Frank Beamer and Bud Foster at Virginia Tech. Those two are almost always finding top notch defensive talent, regardless of whether they would look better in orange and green or not.

The fact of the matter is the Atlantic Coast Conference has managed to amass quite a few high-end recruits. Each team appears to be reloading or trending in a positive direction. This is great for the conference. However, what could this mean for our beloved Miami Hurricanes? Those other guys can't be getting talent, can they?

Player ratings derived from 247's Composite Rating.

EE - denotes Early Enrollment.

Parenthesis - indicates current commitment.

Commitments and targets subject to change before/during/after posting. That's ‘crootin.


Florida St. Seminoles - 247 5th Rivals 5th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 5-star RB Dalvin Cook EE, 4-star WR Travis Rudolph, 4-star QB JJ Cosentino, 4-star TE Mavin Saunders, 4-star LB Jacob Pugh, 4-star LB Delvin Purifoy, 4-star LB Kain Daub EE, 4-star S Trey Marshall EE, 4-star ATH Treon Harris, 4-star DT Demarcus Christmas, 4-star DT Dexter Wildeman, 4-star OL Chad Mavety, 4-star DE Lorenzo Featherston. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 27

- 5-stars: 1 4-stars: 14 3-stars: 11 2-stars: 1 1-stars: 0

  • NSD TARGETS: 5-star WR Malachi Dupre, 5-star DE Lorenzo Carter, 5-star WR Ermon Lane, 5-star DE Malik McDowell, 4-star DT Derrick Nnadi, 4-star OL Roderick Johnson, 4-star CB JC Jackson (UF), 4-star ATH Javon Harrison (VT), 3-star OL Derrick Kelly

Miami Hurricanes - 247 11th Rivals 11th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 4-star Joseph Yearby EE, 4-star QB Brad Kaaya, 4-star WR Braxton Berrios EE, 4-star OL KC McDermott EE, 4-star OL Trevor Darling EE, 5-star DE Chad Thomas, 4-star DE Trent Harris EE, 4-star DE Demetrius Jackson, 4-star DT Anthony Moten, 3-star DT Calvin Heurtelou EE, 3-star LB Darrion Owens EE, 3-star LB Mike Smith, 3-star LB Juwon Young EE, 4-star S Kiy Hester, 3-star WR/TE David Njoku. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 26

- 5-stars: 1 4-stars: 8 3-stars: 17 2-stars: 0 1-stars: 0

  • NSD TARGETS: 4-star DT Travonte Valentine, 4-star CB JC Jackson (UF), 4-star ATH Treon Harris (FSU), 4-star DT Lamont Gaillard (UGA), 4-star DE Lorenzo Featherston (FSU)

Clemson Tigers - 247 15th Rivals 12th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 4-star QB Deshaun Watson EE, 4-star WR Trevion Thompson, 4-star WR Artavis Scott EE, 4-star WR Demarre Kitt EE, 4-star OL Cannon Smith, 4-star LB Korie Rodgers, 4-star LB Chris Register EE, 4-star ATH Adam Choice. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 19

- 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 9 3-stars: 10 2-stars: 0 1-stars: 0

  • NSD TARGETS: 4-star DE Richard Yeargin III, 4-star DE Andrew Williams

North Carolina Tar Heels - 247 27th Rivals 19th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 4-star RB Elijah Hood EE, 4-star QB Caleb Henderson, 4-star OL Bentley Spain EE, 3-star OL Jared Cohen, 3-star OL Caleb Samuel, 3-star S M.J. Stewart EE, 3-star S Allen Artis EE. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 22

- 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 3 3-stars: 19 2-stars: 0 1-stars: 0

  • NSD TARGETS: 3-star CB Tajze Battle, 2-star WR Aggadoria Bowers

Virginia Tech Hokies - 247 26th Rivals 22nd

  • TOP SIGNEES: 4-star RB Shai McKenzie EE, 3-star RB Marshawn Williams EE, 3-star RB D.J. Reid, 3-star QB Andrew Ford EE, 4-star QB Travon McMillian, 3-star QB Chris Durkin, 3-star DE Vincent Mihota EE, 3-star DE Kevin Bronson, 4-star S Holland Fisher, 4-star ATH Javon Harrison, 3-star DT Ricky Walker, 3-star WR Cameron Phillips, 3-star TE Xavier Burke, 3-star OL Billy Ray Mitchell, 3-star OL Eric Gallo, 3-star OL Colt Pettit, 3-star DE Melvin Keihn, 3-star CB Terrell Edmunds, 3-star ATH C.J. Reavis. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 26

- 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 4 3-stars: 22 2-stars: 0 1-stars: 0

  • NSD TARGETS: 4-star WR Isaiah McKenzie, 3-star WR Isaiah Ford, 4-star DT Derrick Nnadi, 4-star ATH Raymon Minor, 3-star ATH/S Marcus Boone, 3-star ATH Anthony Scott

N.C. State Wolfpack - 247 33rd Rivals 26th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 4-star QB Jalan McClendon, 4-star DE Kentavius Street, 4-star S Germaine Pratt, 3-star OL Will Richardson, 3-star OL Tyler Jones, 3-star TE Cole Cook, 3-star DE Justin Jones, 3-star LB Bradley Chub, 3-star CB Troy Vincent, 3-star ATH Bo Hines. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 30

- 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 2 3-stars: 26 2-stars: 2 1-stars: 0

  • NSD TARGETS: 3-star OL Quincy McKinney, 3-star DE Andrew White, 2-star WR Aggadoria Bowers

Virginia Cavaliers - 247 32nd Rivals 38th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 5-star DT Andrew Brown EE, 5-star S Quin Blanding, 3-star QB Corwin Cutler, 4-star OL Steven Moss, 4-star ATH Jamil Kamara, 3-star ATH Jeffery Ferrar, 3-star RB Jordan Ellis, 3-star TE Evan Butts, 3-star DE JJ Jackson, 3-star CB Darious Latimore. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 17

- 5-stars: 2 4-stars: 2 3-stars: 11 2-stars: 1 1-stars: 1

  • NSD TARGETS: 4-star DT Derrick Nnadi

Pittsburgh Panthers - 247 41st Rivals 36th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 4-star WR Adonis Jennings, 4-star OL Alex Bookser, 3-star QB Adam Bertke, 3-star QB JaQuan Davidson, 3-star RB Chris James, 3-star RB Qadree Ollison, 3-star OL Michael Grimm, 3-star OL Connor Hayes, 3-star ATH Elijah Zeise. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 24

- 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 2 3-stars: 19 2-stars: 2 1-stars: 1

  • NSD TARGETS: 3-star WR Zee Roberson

Boston College Eagles - 247 48th Rivals 40th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 3-star RB Jonathan Hilliman, 3-star RB Marcus Outlow, 3-star QB Darius Wade EE, 3-star WR Isaac Yiadom EE, 3-star OL James Hendren, 3-star OL Jon Baker EE, 3-star DE Harold Landry EE, 3-star LB Connor Strachan, 3-star S Allen Dawson EE, 3-star S Kamrin Moore, 3-star S Tre Tarpley, 3-star ATH Thaddius Smith. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 26

- 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 0 3-stars: 21 2-stars: 5 1-stars: N/A

  • NSD TARGETS: 3-star WR/CB Nat Dixon

Louisville Cardinals - 247 45th Rivals 45th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 3-star QB Reggie Bonnafon, 3-star WR Cameron Polk EE, 3-star OL Kelby Johnson, 3-star OL Lukayus McNiel, 3-star DE Trevon Young EE, 3-star DE Terry Ramsey, 3-star LB Isaac Stewart, 3-star CB De'Eric Culver, 3-star S Michael Johnson. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 18

- 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 0 3-stars: 18 2-stars: 0 1-stars: 0

  • NSD TARGETS: 3-star WR Isaiah Ford, 3-star WR Steve Ishmael, 3-star TE Ty Flournoy-Smith, 3-star OL Quincy McKinney, 4-star DT Daniel Cage, 3-star LB Sharieff Rhaheed, 3-star CB Trumaine Washington, 3-star S T.J. Harrell

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 247 56th Rivals 47th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 3-star RB C.J. Legget, 3-star QB Mathew Jordan, 3-star TE Trey Klock, 3-star OL Andrew Marshall, 3-star OL Jake Stickler, 3-star LB KeShun Freeman, 3-star CB Stepheny Durham, 3-star CB Qua Searcy. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 19

- 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 0 3-stars: 19 2-stars: 0 1-stars: 0

  • NSD TARGETS: N/A

Syracuse Orange - 247 52nd Rivals 59th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 3-star QB C.J. Long EE, 3-star QB Alin Edouard, 3-star RB Naesean Howard, 3-star WR Corey Cooper EE, 3-star WR Jamal Custis, 3-star WR Adly Enoicy, 3-star DE Chris Slayton, 3-star LB Zaire Franklin, 3-star LB Jonathan Thomas, 4-star ATH K.J. Williams. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 21

- 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 1 3-stars: 17 2-stars: 3 1-stars: 0

  • NSD TARGETS: 3-star WR Steve Ishmael, 3-star OL Denzel Ward, 3-star DT Kayton Samuels, 3-star CB Trumaine Washington

Wake Forest Demon Deacons - 247 58th Rivals 54th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 3-star QB John Wolford, 3-star QB Travis Smith, 3-star RB Isaiah Robinson, 3-star WR Jaylan Barbour, 3-star WR Kameron Uter, 3-star TE Devin Pike, 3-star OL A'lique Terry, 3-star OL Justin Herron, 3-star DE Rashawn Shaw, 3-star DT Zeek Rodney, 3-star LB Zack Wary. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 24

- 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 0 3-stars: 21 2-stars: 1 1-stars: 2

  • NSD TARGETS: N/A

Duke Blue Devils - 247 59th Rivals 56th

  • TOP SIGNEES: 3-star QB Nico Pierre, 3-star WR Trevon Lee, 3-star OL Trip McNeill, 3-star OL Zach Harmon, 3-star DE Taariq Shabazz, 3-star DT Edgar Cerenord, 3-star CB Alonzo Saxton, 3-star ATH Johnathan Lloyd EE. See more here.
    • Total Commits: 18

- 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 0 3-stars: 18 2-stars: 0 1-stars: 0

  • NSD TARGETS: N/A

An update of the post-NSD changes will be featured in a State of the U article at a later date.

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