W-S Journal on ACC recruiting classes

Today's Winston-Salem Journal features an in-depth report on each ACC team's incoming freshmen class. It's not necessarily newsworthy, but the articles serve as a good summary and review, though they do shy away from saying anything negative or critical.

North Carolina: "Looking back, maybe I should have recruited differently for a big man," Doherty said. "Maybe I should have recruited a notch down thinking, 'OK, these kids (I'm recruiting) are going to go pro so I've got to get a big guy with something wrong with him.'" Doherty wants quicker, more athletic players

Clemson: "We definitely thought what we lacked two years ago was athleticism and the ability to score," Shyatt said. "We've been a very defensive-oriented, beat-them-up kind of team for a series of years, and I guess I had that in mind." Shyatt gambled, won for Clemson

Duke: "We thought we would sign only one or two," Krzyzewski said. "And when we didn't sign the guys we thought would have an impact, then we knew we were going to recruit this next class in a different way. We've got three (grants) to give (still); we've never used all of our scholarships." Blue Devils' class is small for a reason

Florida State: "We were playing so much better at the end of last season, and we have the potential to do even better than the way we finished," Robinson said. "If we can do that, then we've turned a corner that we needed to turn." Seminoles hope recruit qualifies

Georgia Tech: "This was our first full year, and the foundation had to be strong," Hewitt said. "We lost five players; five experienced players. We had to bring in a big class, and we had to bring in players who could contribute right away." Tech's Hewitt has building blocks in place

Maryland: "[Mike] Grinnon wasn't considered a top-notch recruit when he signed in November, but he proved recruiting analysts wrong, according to Williams, by having an outstanding senior season against top-notch competition." Terrapins plugged their few holes early

NC State: "We really put a focus on size and skill," Sendek said. "When I talk about size, I don't necessarily just mean our frontcourt. As a basketball team, as a whole, we wanted to improve the overall size of our team. A third variable would be versatility." State's freshmen need to produce

Virginia: "We have won, but things never stay the same," Gillen said. "Players get injured, players transfer when they don't play enough, some go hardship. We don't think that will happen, but we'd be naive to think it won't happen ... It was a bird in the hand. Could we get somebody as good as these (transfers)? Maybe yes, maybe no." Gillen building Cavs for future

Wake Forest: "When you line up in October, it doesn't say 'freshman' on your shirt; it says 'Wake Forest,' " Prosser said. Deacons' Prosser did his recruiting on the fly

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