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A quick glance at the area colleges’ football recruiting coups

Players who headlined national signing day for area college football teams:

Appalachian State: The Mountaineers’ top recruit is Shaedon Meadors, a receiver from Duncan (S.C. ) Byrnes. Appalachian signed five other wide receivers, including Deltron Hopkins of Miami and Jordan Noil of Duluth, Ga.

Clemson: Five-star quarterback Deshaun Watson highlights the class. The Tigers also picked up three excellent receivers and a four-star running back in Adam Choice of Thomasville, Ga.

Duke: Receiver Trevon Lee of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the best of a solid, if unspectacular class.

East Carolina: The Pirates signed 27 players, including two junior-college transfers who should contribute on the offensive line: Dontae Levingston from Santa Monica (Calif.) College and Quincy McKinney of Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College.McKinney also went to N.C. State before leaving in 2013.

N.C. State: Defensive end Kentavius Street (Greenville Rose) is the best of the bunch. Tackle Deshaywn Middleton (Winston-Salem Parkland) and end Justin Jones (Austell, Ga.) also have high potential on defense. Offensively, the Wolfpack picked up one of the country’s top fullbacks in Mallard Creek’s Jaylen Samuels.

North Carolina: The Tar Heels had already wrapped up the state’s top running back in Elijah Hood (Charlotte Catholic). UNC also signed two highly touted offensive linemen – Providence’s Bentley Spain and Jared Cohen of Owings Mills, Md.

South Carolina: Bryson Allen-Williams (Ellenwood, Ga.) was one of the best linebackers in the country last season. Chris Lammons, an athlete from Plantation, Fla., was an impressive late addition for coach Steve Spurrier.

Wake Forest: The Deacons signed 22 seniors, including quarterbacks Travis Smith (Ithaca, Mich.) and John Wolford (Jacksonville, Fla.). Wolford threw 126 career touchdowns in high school, breaking Tim Tebow’s state record. Wake Forest also picked up receiver E.J. Scott, a graduate transfer from Virginia. David Scott

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