National Signing Day 2012 - College

Defensive Tackle

Timmy Jernigan was a nice finish to a great FSU class and he's joined by fellow four-stars Derrick Mitchell and Nile Lawrence-Stample. UNC also got a nice signing day bonus when Delvon Simmons committed and added to its haul. Virginia has two three-stars, which slightly trumps Virginia Tech's four-star get in Kris Harley. Clemson pulled in multiple three-stars but none ranked high enough to surpass the Cavaliers or Hokies. After Clemson there is a huge dropoff and certain teams didn't address the position at all.

1) Florida State
2) North Carolina
3) Virginia
4) Virginia Tech
5) Clemson
6) NC State
7) Maryland
8) Boston College
T9) Duke
T9) Georgia Tech
T9) Miami
T9) Wake Forest

Defensive End

Despite a very small class, the 'Canes rule the roost here with in-state stud Anthony Chickillo and signing day surprise Jalen Grimble as well as two three-stars. Corey Marshall leads a deep Virginia Tech class at end and Boston College also did very well, led by four-star Connor Wujciak. FSU signed in-state star Giorgio Newberry and juco Cornelius Carradine to give the ACC a lot of pop in the top four. Clemson would shoot to the top if it lands Jadeveon Clowney on Monday.

1) Miami
2) Virginia Tech
3) Boston College
4) Florida State
5) Clemson
6) North Carolina
7) Virginia
8) NC State
9) Duke
10) Georgia Tech
11) Wake Forest
12) Maryland


Clemson not only led the ACC but also the entire country, thanks to five-stars Tony Steward and Stephone Anthony as well as four-star Lateek Townsend. Georgia Tech finishes a distant second to Clemson while Miami, Boston College and North Carolina all did well at the position but didn't come close to the Tigers. Jabari Hunt-Days (Georgia Tech), Steven Daniels (Boston College) and Travis Hughes (North Carolina) were the only other signees in the conference ranked as four-stars or better, aside from Clemson's haul.

1) Clemson
2) Georgia Tech
3) Miami
4) Boston College
5) North Carolina
6) Florida State
7) Virginia
T8) Duke
T8) Maryland
10) NC State
11) Wake Forest
12) Virginia Tech

Defensive Back

Five-star Karlos Williams and four-star Nick Waisome give FSU a great 1-2 punch at safety and cornerback, respectively, and they ran away from the pack at this position to finish in the national top three. New head coach Mike London did well for Virginia by keeping cornerback Demetrious Nicholson in-state and pulling safety Brandon Phelps from Maryland. The Hokies also had a nice class with safety Ronny Vandyke and cornerback Kyshoen Jarrett. UNC boasts five prospects ranked as three-stars and Maryland added three of its own, as the ACC put four teams in the national top 20.

1) Florida State
2) Virginia
3) Virginia Tech
4) North Carolina
5) Maryland
6) Boston College
7) Clemson
T8) Georgia Tech
T8) Miami
10) Duke
11) Wake Forest
12) NC State


Virginia checks in at the top of this category with two athletes ranked as four-stars in Darius Jennings and Dominique Terrell, and both were signing day gets. In fact, the Cavaliers are the only program to sign a four-star athlete in the conference. Georgia Tech boasts five three-stars and NC State and Virginia Tech have three each. But this category isn't particularly strong in the conference after the top four.

1) Virginia
2) Georgia Tech
T3) NC State
T3) Virginia Tech
5) Miami
6) Wake Forest
T7) Clemson
T7) Maryland
T9) Boston College
T9) Duke
T9) Florida State
T9) North Carolina

National Signing Day 2012

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