In this latest “Quick Take” feature, we turned to ACC Sports Journal Publisher Dave Glenn. Glenn, who has covered the Atlantic Coast Conference for almost 25 years, tackles several topics, including what he felt were the top conference storylines in 2012 recruiting. He also gives his take on UVa’s haul.
Quick Take with Dave Glenn
The ACC Sports Journal rated Mike London’s 2012 class fifth in the ACC
How did the Journal rank Virginia’s 2012 class in the ACC?
Our recruiting guys at the ACC Sports Journal and ACCSports.com ranked the Cavaliers fifth in the ACC this year. Nationally, UVa was in the top-30 range.
What were the Journal’s top five classes in the conference?
In order, our top five consisted of Florida State, Miami, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Virginia. There really wasn’t much debate this year. Those were the only five ACC schools that got into the running for a large number of highly regarded prospects, then signed a fair share of them. Nobody else was close, really.
What do you like most about Virginia’s class?
The Cavaliers once again did a very good job in the Tidewater area, landing two of the most promising prospects that region had to offer this year: defensive end Eli Harold and linebacker Kwontie Moore . They also secured one of the best players from powerhouse DeMatha Catholic in Maryland, with defensive end Michael Moore . Those three guys offer a lot of promise for the program’s defensive front seven over the next few years. Also, everyone knows UVa needed to upgrade at the quarterback and wide receiver positions. Matt Johns (Pennsylvania) and Greyson Lambert (Georgia) were well-regarded QBs...
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