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Sunday starts with ACC commitment run

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Sundays are always big for commitments, the ACC is certainly evidence of that. Before noon, three conference members had landed new commitments.
Four-stars Kyle Washington and Donte Clark went to N.C. State and Virginia Tech while three-star Miles Overton popped for Wake Forest.
The highest ranked of the bunch at No. 96 nationally, Washington is a native of the Minneapolis area who is spending a prep year at Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy. The 6-foot-9 power forward's commitment was confirmed by Brewster coach Jason Smith.
An interior player with a body that can carry plenty of additional muscle, Washington is a late bloomer who came on strong during the spring and summer. He can run the floor, rebounds in and out of his area and shows good touch on jump hooks.
Because of his size, shoulders and length, Washington will likely be able to play as a center in Raleigh as well. He just needs to add strength and be a bit more consistent with his physicality. But, teaming him up with No. 9 Anthony Barber on the heels of 2012's monster class has the Pack primed for the future.
A bit of the way down tobacco road, Jeff Bzdelik and his staff landed a guy that they had prioritized in Overton.
A 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Philadelphia, the three-star was stalked by the Wake staff during July and that pursuit paid off in a big way.
"My relationship withe coaching staff and the players is great," Overton told Rivals.com. "The academics are taken very serious which is big for me family and I.
"I believe that Wake is the best fit for me and and I believe we are going to do big things in the future."
The crafty and skilled scorer joins three-star Rivals150 small forward Greg McClinton in Wake's 2013 recruiting class.
A bit further north in ACC country, James Johnson and his staff landed a kid who can make an immediate impact in Clark.
Ranked No. 101 nationally in 2013, Clark is an explosively athletic 6-foot-4 combo guard who specializes in getting buckets.
You wouldn't call him a shooter and you wouldn't call him a true point. But, he is a guy who is tough to stop off the dribble, attacks offensively and has the length and quickness to develop into a high level defender if he wants to commit on the defensive end of the floor.
"The official visit finalized it basically," said Clark. "I pretty much knew where I already wanted to go and I'm probably done now."
The four-star prospect teams up with three-star big man Trevor Thompson to make up Tech's early recruiting class.
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