National Signing Day once again shined a massive spotlight over the Southeastern Conference. The nation's top conference stole the show for yet another year, landing a vast majority of the country's top recruits. However, the Atlantic Coast Conference did a solid job of bringing in talent of its own, especially with reigning champion Florida State paving the way with the No. 4 class overall, according to 247Sports.
Jimbo Fisher did a solid job of closing out this class. Did he land every recruit he was hoping for? No, and several coveted players ended up straying away from the Seminoles. But it's hard to nitpick when you land two five-star and 14 four-star recruits.
Al Golden led Miami to finish with the No. 12 class overall, with Chad Thomas, the nation's No. 3 defensive end, headlining the group. Quarterback Brad Kaaya remained loyal to the Hurricanes, which was another huge signing.
Clemson came in at No. 18 overall as the last ACC team to land inside the top 20. While it's disappointing to see so few teams near the top of the charts, the conference brought in quality players across the board.
It was a groundbreaking day as far as news goes, but National Signing Day included a few noisemaking moves. Let's look at the five most impactful stories around the ACC from Wednesday.
Treon Harris lands on a different Florida school
Harris flipped his commitment from Florida State to Florida, choosing the Gators early on National Signing Day. The dual-threat quarterback from Miami is the No. 9 passer in this year's class, and he looked like a lock to head to Tallahassee. Jameis Winston is a strong candidate to leave early for the NFL Draft, so the loss of Harris might sting more down the road.
Ja'Von Harrison flips from Virginia Tech
We can't feel too bad for Florida State, as it signed Harrison, the No. 16 athlete, away from Virginia Tech. Harrison was committed to the Hokies for nearly a year and a half before having a change of heart at the last minute. The Seminoles needed help at wideout, and they cleaned up with Harrison, Ermon Lane (No. 3 WR overall) and Travis Rudolph (No. 6 WR).
Derrick Nnadi sticks with Seminoles
Again, there's no need to show any sympathy towards Florida State. Nnadi, the No. 7 defensive tackle, favored the Seminoles heading into National Signing Day, but Fisher wasn't entirely confident of his intentions until that fax finally came in. Virginia and Virginia Tech made late pushes to land Nnadi. Luckily for the national champs, he stuck with garnet and gold.
Myles Autry follows family footsteps to Georgia Tech
The Norcross, Ga., product made his decision on national television, choosing the Yellow Jackets over the Seminoles. The No. 31 overall athlete became Georgia Tech's best signing of the 2014 class. He's a playmaker who will be fun to watch in the triple-option. We can expect him to line up at multiple positions with his versatility. Autry joins his brother Anthony in Atlanta, which probably factored in heavily to his decision.
Isaiah Ford commits to the Hokies
Not everything went wrong for Virginia Tech (almost everything, but not quite). Ford had his eyes set on Louisville until Charlie Strong left for Texas. The No. 53 wide receiver still appeared to be leaning toward the Cardinals, but he made his decision to go to Blacksburg instead. Without the Ford signing, Frank Beamer would have been staring at an awful day, as Virginia Tech finished as one of the biggest losers overall.
One final note...
The ACC's highest-rated recruit signs with...Virginia?
Somehow that isn't a joke. Mike London deserves plenty of praise for signing Quin Blanding, the nation's top-rated safety. Blanding received the highest rating from 247Sports of any ACC recruit, and while that doesn't erase the memory of a winless season in conference play, he adds to the hope the Cavaliers have for the future. Andrew Brown, the No. 1 defensive tackle, is already enrolled at Charlottesville. Not bad, coach London.