5. Jamies Winston- FSU
Winston has yet to take a snap at the collegiate level, but Ware isn’t the only person to think very highly of the young Noles QB. If he throws a football anything like he throws a baseball, he will be just fine.
4. Logan Thomas- VT
Even though Thomas is looked to be one of the top QB in the next NFL draft. I agree with this ranking. I think the senior has a strong arm but lacks accuracy and mechanics But, the biggest problem he will see this year is out of his control with only a few returning players and a total lack of talent a VT this season.
3. Brynn Renner- UNC
Rennes is a talented QB with a strong arm who can make accurate passes. The biggest trait he has is being a natural leader. He will fine UNC a chance to make a run at the ACC Coastal title.
2. Stephen Morris- Miami
Morris is a senior QB surrounded by talent in Miami. He has improved every year and has put up numbers with the likes of all great Miami quarterbacks. This kid is as calm, cool, and collected as they come and will have a big year as the Canes are favored to take home the Coastal Division title.
1. Tajh Boyd- Clemson
This is no big surprise. Boyd is coming off a big year with his most talented receiver Sammy Watkins returning. Tajh is a preseason Heisman trophy favorite, but has one of the toughest schedules is the ACC.
Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson has joined one of the more prestigious lists in the conference, when he surpassed Clemson WR Sammy Watkins as leader in all purpose yards for all Atlantic Coast Conference freshmen. Johnson averaged 172.4 yards, which barley edged out the Terps Stefon Diggs with 171.7. Other greats on the list are Clemson WR Sammy Watkins 171.4 (2011), and VT RB Ryan Williams 141.2 (2009.) Both Johnson and Diggs returned multiple kickoffs for touchdowns and ranked 8th and 9th in all of college football. Both should be among the top players in the country.
The 2013 and 2014 home and away series feat. the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida Gators may be the last time the two teams face off. The Hurricanes face the Gators in South Beach this season and will then travel to Gainesville in 2014. The Miami athletic director has had not contact with the University of Florida about renewing the in-state rivalry. Most of the reasons for this are on the UF side of the fence. The SEC is looking to add an extra conference game (totaling to 9 games) in the future, and the logistics of the way the Gators schedule their non conference games. The Gators like to schedule their out of conference opponents as home games only, and with the already popular in state match up with FSU, Florida may not have enough room or desire to play two rivals from the “Sunshine State.”
The # 6 overall and top ranked LB in the 2013 class says he was pressured by his mother to commit to Florida State on National Signing Day. Matthew Thomas, the top ranked linebacker in the country out of Miami, Fl wants to Noles to release him from his letter and wishes to transfer to Georgia or USC. Thomas who said he did not want to sign his letter on signing day but wait a few days to make his choice. Thomas said he has no hard feeling against FSU but would be happier at another school. Now, Florida State has to make the choice to release Thomas or decline his request and make the top recruit sit out until he can transfer next season. He will more than likely have to sit out another season after he transfers. You have to think what’s best, making the LB honor his commitment or allow a player who does not wish to be at FSU to transfer?
Miami Hurricane RB Dallas Crawford may have secured his spot behind Duke Johnson as the Canes #2 running back. Crawford who is a redshirt sophomore who was a 4 star DB out of Ft Myers, Fl. Coaches have been impressed with Crawfords Spring practices and he may have edged out the rest of the long list on players battleing for that spot. Dallas scored on a 2 yard run in the Hurricanes Spring game and scored twice in their previous scrimmage in Clearwater, Fl.