Signing day takeaways: At last, some positive momentum for the ACC
Miami and FSU landed top-10 classes. Jim Harbaugh made non-recruitment signing day news, again. And just how big is Dylan Raiola's commitment for Nebraska?
Forget, for a moment, that Florida State had a pair of five-star commits flip elsewhere on national signing day.
Forget, if you can, that FSU’s class fell from No. 3 on Wednesday morning to No. 9 by Wednesday evening, per 247Sports Composite.
Forget — impossible as this last part may be — that the Seminoles’ relationship with the ACC seems more fraught than ever.
The Noles still signed a top-10 class.
They hadn’t done that since 2017.
Their arch rival, Miami?
The Hurricanes ended up being among the biggest beneficiaries of FSU’s rough day, flipping five-star end Armondo Blount from the Noles.
The Canes started the day at No. 7 in the team rankings. They finished it at No. 3, behind just Georgia and Alabama.
They signed back-to-back top-10 classes for the first time in the 247Sports era.
Rounding out the top-10 on Wednesday? That would be Notre Dame.
Why is all of this noteworthy?
For one, none of these programs is or will be in the Big Ten or SEC next season.