Another year of Boston College recruiting is in the books, with football head coach Frank Spaziani officially announcing the 2011 class Wednesday afternoon. The group of 23 players that signed to play with the Eagles features four Rivals' four-star recruits and nine three-star players, which has BC right near the middle of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
According to Rivals, Boston College finished with the conference seventh-best recruiting class, with an average of 2.74 stars per player. Florida State and Clemson were the big winners -- not only in the ACC, but nationally. The Seminoles secured a pair of top-five recruits -- James Wilder, Jr. and Karlos Williams -- plus 13 four-stars, while the Tigers hauled in four five-star players, including two of the country's best linebackers in Stephone Anthony and Tony Steward. The impressive hauls earned FSU's and Clemson's classes No. 1 and No. 2 rankings in the ACC, respectively. Nationally, they currently sit at No. 2 and No. 8.
Indeed, it was Florida St., Clemson and everybody else in the ACC on Wednesday.
FSU and Clemson battled for defensive line recruits all day long, with Tony Steward picking the Tigers and Tim Jernigan heading to Tallahassee. The Noles will have the nation's No. 2 class according to Rivals after USC's post-Thomas adjustment, while Clemson merits an impressive top-10 finish. The Tigers also landed Spencer Region and Stephone Anthony.