ACC in the afternoon

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Here are a couple of things from around the league worth checking out before we call it a day:

  • During his recruiting process, North Carolina native E.J. Abrams-Ward chose Tennessee over UNC. Now that he's been dismissed from the Vols' program, he wants to go to UNC. The question is, does Butch Davis want him?

  • Former Virginia recruit Tyree Watkins has called an audible and is now headed for Duke. This isn't a knock on Virginia, really, it happens all the time. Recruits see a coaching change they're unsure of (offensive coordinator Mike Groh leaves), and they change their mind. Fair enough. What's interesting about this is that Watkins wound up at Duke, which beat Virginia in 2008. If the Blue Devils are going to beat their ACC opponents on the field, the coaching staff knows they have to beat them in recruiting, first, and Duke is quietly doing that.