Around the ACC: Basketball and Football updates

DukeWith Mychal Parker's verbal commitment, Coach Gary Williams is putting together some talent with the Class of 2010. Parker, ranked number 55 by, joins Terrance Ross (62) and Terrell Stoglin. Maryland is still in the running for Tobias Harris, C.J. Leslie, Roscoe Smith and Damontre Harris.

This Fayetteville Observer listing of the Top 50 prep football players in North Carolina is from last week, but a quick look at the names and schools they are considering shows the Duke Blue Devils continuing to improve their standing with in-state talent. Ten of the fifty players are either considering Duke or have already committed to the Blue Devils.  Go Duke has posted a synopsis of today's public scrimmage.  Freshman running back Desmond Scott had a nice day.

Boston College ran a 100 play practice that featured a sputtering offense. This Boston Globe article states, "Fumbles, sacks, and dropped passes were all on the play chart." The article also contains a breakdown of the ACC's bowl game deals.

In Atlanta, Coach Paul Johnson, in discussing Georgia Tech's Friday scrimmage, stated, "There were some guys who already took the weekend off before we got out there." This AJC article, has a brief look back at Duke's 2003 victory over the Ramblin' Wreck.

Injuries along the defensive line are becoming a concern for the Miami Hurricanes. Defensive ends Eric Moncur, Gavin Hardin, and Adewale Ojomo are all limited. The details are available from the Miami Herald.

Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden is optimistic about the upcoming season. In this article, from the Tallahassee Democrat, Bowden asks, "How close are we being to where we were in the '90s?" Click the link to read his answer.

Clemson wide receiver Jacoby Ford has been named to the Fred Biletnikoff watch list.