Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
There were a few interesting ACC-related recruiting notes today from the guys at ESPN's Scouts Inc., including a 2011 commitment for North Carolina, interest in Maryland linebacker Alex Wujciak's little bro and a Florida State commit who's just kind of, eh, so-so on the Noles these days. Wonder why. Check it out ...
Three offers on the table for Connor Wujciak
Junior defensive lineman Connor Wujciak (West Orange, N.J./Seton Hall) has been offered by Maryland, Boston College and Rutgers, ESPN affiliate Web site InsideMDSports.com reports. His older brother, Alex Wujciak, is currently the starting middle linebacker at Maryland.
His brother "is leaving it up to me," Connor said. "I haven't visited Boston College yet but I'm definitely looking to get up there. With Rutgers, I definitely feel comfortable with the coaches. I really wouldn't say I have any favorites. I don't know when I'll commit, whenever I feel ready, whether that's tomorrow or when I'm signing the Letter of Intent."
Other programs including Notre Dame, Penn State, UConn, Wisconsin and Syracuse are also expressing interest.
'Noles commit Tavaris Barnes wants to take five official visits
Defensive lineman Tavaris Barnes (Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast) isn't entirely sold on Florida State at this point, ESPN affiliate Web site TheBigSpur.com reports.
"I don't really know about Florida State right now," Barnes said. "I would say I'm a soft commitment right now. Their season is a little part of that but the biggest is the communication. I haven't heard from Florida State in a month and a half now. They are still my team, but I just don't know right now about them."
"I'm still going to take all five (visits)," he added. "Florida State, North Carolina, Clemson, South Carolina, and probably Georgia Tech would be the five right now. I might take the Florida State one during the season and take the others after my season. I'm still undecided right now though."
Barnes, who's registered 30 tackles and five sacks this fall, currently has North Carolina in second position behind Florida State.
Sack master Travis Williams cuts long list down to three
Three-star outside linebacker Travis Williams (Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor) Travis Williams updated ESPN affiliate Web site EerSports.com on his recruitment.
"I dropped it down to three yesterday," Williams said, "Miami (Fla.), North Carolina and West Virginia. They [WVU] are coming after me pretty hard. Coach Beatty wants me to go down there."
Several other programs including Penn State, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, LSU, Maryland, N.C. State, Louisville and Syracuse have also recruited Williams.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect registered 57 combine sacks during his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons.
Christian Russell is first 2011 verbal for Tar Heels
A 5-foot-11, 205-pound outside linebacker, Christian Russell of Westover (Fayetteville, NC) has committed to North Carolina for the Class of 2011.
He was also offered by North Carolina State.
Russell had an impressive underclassman showing at the Charlotte Nike Combine, posting an electronically-timed 4.95 40-yard dash, 4.42 20-yard shuttle, 28.7-inch vertical, 41-foot power throw and 90.87 SPARQ.
Hurricanes grab second Gainesville, Fla., prospect in Devont'a Davis
Three-star cornerback Devont'a Davis (Gainesville, Fla.) has committed to sign as part of Miami's Class of 2010, ESPN affiliate Web site InsideTheU.com reports.
He selected the Hurricanes over Arkansas, South Carolina, Rutgers, Iowa State and Central Florida. Other programs including Kentucky, Louisville and Troy also offered.
Davis said of his decision, "Miami is on a roll right now. I have to be a part of it right now. I'm excited right now. I'm out of breath right now."
A fan of the hometown Gators, Davis did not have an offer from Florida, "To me, I feel like I have nothing against Florida, I'm still going to love Florida, but I'm a Cane. Even if they offer me a scholarship, I'm not worried about that. It doesn't matter. I'm a Cane and that's all that matters."
Davis recorded 46 tackles and one interception as a junior earning all-state recognition. This fall he's registered 35 tackles and four picks.
His high school teammate and very close friend, four-star linebacker Kevin Nelson, is also committed to Miami-FL.