2014 recruiting: ACC men’s roundup

2014 recruiting: ACC men’s roundup
by Travis Clark
February 4, 2014

There’s no question that the loss of Maryland removes a little bit of luster from the vaunted ACC. 

However, with Louisville set to swap in for the Terps, the dip is far from significant, as Ken Lolla’s program will slot in as one of the contenders to pick up conference honors in the coming season.

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And when breaking down the recruiting classes, there isn’t a huge drop-off in the level of talent entering ACC programs. Youth national team veterans dot rosters, with Virginia, Wake Forest and Duke all with exciting groups joining. 

A reminder that transfers aren’t included in the roundup, and that if you are committed anywhere or a school below, please email it to us at commit@topdrawersoccer.com.

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Boston College

Commitments: M Mohammed Moro (Right to Dream Academy), M Henry Balf (FC Bolts Celtic)

Tracking down Eagle recruits can always be tricky, so it’s no surprise to see only two players recorded. Henry Balf is a standout in the Development Academy for FC Bolts Celtic, a power in the northeast.


Commitments: F Reed Cawthon (FC America Soccer Academy), D Michael Melvin (Orlando City), M Grayson Rayner (Carolina Elite Soccer Academy), M Tyler Rider (Carolina Elite Soccer Academy), F Diego Campos (Montverde Academy), M Gerald Vargas (Montverde Academy), F Saul Chinchilla (Montverde Academy)

The rising power in the ACC, Clemson is coming off a tournament appearance and is turning to familiar areas for recruiting: a combination of locally-sourced talented and from vaunted Montverde Academy in Florida. The list may lack to blue chippers of other programs, but expect head coach Mike Noonan to have his group ready to continue their upward trend in 2014. 


Commitments: MF Bryson Asher (Solar Chelsea), D Christopher Booth (FC Bolts Celtic), M Dakota Brinkman (Capital Area Railhawks), D Carter Manley (Bethesda Olney), F Cameron Moseley (Concord Fire SC), GK Joe Ohaus (PDA), M Noah Snyder (Philadelphia Union), M Brian White (PDA) 

Head coach John Kerr has quietly assembled an outstanding recruit class, cherry-picking some of the best players from up and down the eastern seaboard. There’s No. 31 ranked recruit Brian White, a high-intensity and skilled midfielder, No. 35 Jeremy Ebobisse-Ebolo from Bethesda Olney, a strong and powerful forward, No. 49 Cameron Moseley, another promising athletic forward from Concorde Fire and No. 106 Carter Manley a defender and club teammate of Ebobisse-Eboloe. Now it’s up to Kerr to mesh this group with a strong crop of returning players and help them play up to their potential.

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