Six incoming ACC freshmen commits (which is tied for the most of any conference) will play on this year's USA Football Junior National Team. The team will compete in USA Football’s “Team USA vs. The World” game in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 30 at noon ET. The game is an NFL Pro Bowl event and will air live on NFL Network.
N.C. State wide receiver Anthony Creecy, Boston College linebacker Steele Divitto, Virginia Tech defensive end Zack McCray, Maryland quarterback Tyler Smith and safety Titus Hill and Miami linebacker Travis Williams are on the 34-man roster.
Here is a brief description of each player, according to the release:
Creecy could play either running back or wide receiver in college with exceptional hands on the perimeter and strong lower body. According to Scout.com, he has the vision and toughness to be a 20-carry back and his smarts as a receiver enable him to find soft spots in zone and create separation in man coverage. According to Rivals.com, Creecy is the country’s No. 24 wide receiver and its No. 170 overall high school prospect regardless of position.
Divitto is a tough, versatile linebacker who played OLB and defensive end in high school. Divitto recorded 78 tackles, eight sacks and a fumble recovery as a senior. Divitto should be a great fit for Boston College and Frank Spaziani’s scheme.
McCray had 87 tackles, 20 sacks, nine hurries, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and an interception as a junior. He returned both an interception and a fumble for touchdowns. McCray is the No. 7-ranked defensive end in the nation and No. 3 overall prospect in Virginia, according to Rivals.com.
Smith threw for 2,970 yards, 35 touchdowns and had 500 yards rushing for seven touchdowns as a junior. He has good size with a rocket arm and textbook delivery. A dual-threat quarterback, Smith ranks No. 8 nationally among quarterbacks, according to ESPN.com.
Hill appears even taller than his 6-foot-3 frame and can cover great amounts of territory with quick reactions and long strides. On top of being a standout defensive player for Wise, Hill also lined up on the offensive side of the ball and played on special teams. He is the No. 11 safety in the nation and third overall prospect in Maryland, according to Rivals.com.
Williams had 68 tackles (30 tackles for loss), 15 sacks and two fumble recoveries as a junior at Lake Taylor (Va.). Rivals.com ranks him No. 13 nationally as an outside linebacker and No. 15 overall at the linebacker position.