The schedule couldn't set up much better for the Cardinals, who don't have any overly difficult stretches and get Clemson at home.
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The Coastal champion may not win the ACC title, but it could still make a New Year's Six game. Plus, who follows DeShaun Watson and who might surprise.
Florida State's secondary should be among the nation's best; Louisville and Georgia Tech both expect to be strong on the back end, too.
The ACC's top prospects have their eye on the NFL draft, and the next step is selling themselves during the upcoming NFL scouting combine.
Clemson is once again the class of ACC pass-catchers.
North Carolina defensive coordinator John Papuchis will build on the work of Gene Chizik, and other new ACC coaches aren't planning overhauls either.
Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson leads the pack, and Florida State's Deondre Francois is on the rise.
The Lombardi Award, which has been given to the nation's top collegiate lineman since 1970, was awarded to former Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen on Saturday.
Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer
The Lombardi Award ceremony is underway in Houston. Alabama's Jonathan Allen, Texas A&M's Myles Garrett, Louisville's Lamar Jackson and Michigan's Jabrill Peppers are the finalists.
Several freshmen offensive linemen are expected to make a major impact for Louisville this season.
Did any team's recruiting class last week shake up how we think the conference will shake out come the fall?
Florida State, Clemson, Miami and Virginia Tech hauled in top-25 recruiting classes. North Carolina and Louisville weren't too far behind.
Bobby Petrino and his staff believe this signing class has some players who can help up front immediately to protect Lamar Jackson.
USC had the strongest signing day. Urban Meyer inked his best class. Florida State grabbed the best available player. But Bama remains No. 1 in the second edition of the Way-Too-Early Top 25.
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Florida State and Clemson, as expected, dominated on the national signing day, but Mark Richt has Miami right on their heels.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Want more proof the arrow is pointed up for the ACC? The conference has nine teams ranked among the latest top 40 recruiting classes, second behind the SEC (12). That would be the most Top 40 classes for the league since it expanded to 14 teams in 2013: No. 6 Florida State No. 9 Clemson No. 13 Miami No. 23 Virginia Tech No. 26 North Carolina No. 28 Louisville No. 33 Pitt No. 34 Duke No. 39 Georgia Tech We'll see how they finish up later today.
A roundup of more late-morning developments on national signing day.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Louisville has gone a long way toward addressing its offensive line concerns. The Cards signed five offensive linemen in this class, including three ESPN-rated four stars: top junior college transfer Ronald Rudd, Mekhi Becton and Toryque Bateman. Caleb Chandler and Cole Bentley round out the group. Add newly hired line coach Mike Summers, and there should be high expectations for a much better group in front of Lamar Jackson in 2017.
Watch: A.J. Davis to make college choice
The 5-foot-11, 193-pounder from Lakeland, Florida is the 14th-ranked running back in the Class of 2017. He'll choose from Louisville, Pitt and South Florida at 1:20 p.m. ET. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN
Watch: Jeff Thomas to make college decision
East St. Louis, Illinois WR Jeff Thomas, the No. 55 recruit in the ESPN 300, will choose from Illinois, Tennessee, Louisville, Miami and Oregon live at 10:45 a.m. ET. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
I'll be in Lincoln later to visit Nebraska, which just received a morning boost as defensive end Guy Thomas of Miami's Booker T. Washington High School signed with the Cornhuskers. Thomas had pledged in January to Nebraska but continued to consider Pitt and Louisville until signing day.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Louisville received the national letter of intent from four-star athlete Russ Yeast. The Cardinals held off Notre Dame, who made a late push for Yeast, and officially add the Indiana prospect to this class.
South Carolina holds a commitment from top-five cornerback Jamyest Williams for now, but can his home-state team, Georgia, turn it around? Time is running out for Williams and others to decide.