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FSU basketball recruiting with the blue bloods

Basketball is back, with Florida State officially beginning summer workouts today

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

In a quiet gym with no fans watching, Florida State basketball is tipping off. Today is the first day of official summer workouts, and 4* Malik Beasley is on campus and participating, with the rest of the class arriving next month.

The influx of talent is raising FSU's profile nationally, and with top-50 combo guard Trent Forrest already committed to the 2016 class, it's possible that the Noles will be landing back-to-back elite recruiting classes for the first time in over 20 years.

Expect the Noles to show up on a handful of preseason top 25 lists this fall - though I think somewhere around 40 is more accurate.

Regardless, recruiting this type of talent will be necessary to compete in the new look ACC.

So where do Florida State's newest arrivals rank in comparison with the rest of the conference recruits?

For rankings, we use consensus lists - in this case the 247 Composite Rankings. Don't cherry pick recruiting services to make your class look better. That's a foul.

First, the best of the best. The ACC is bringing in five consensus 5* recruits. Luckily, FSU grabbed one of those with wing Dwayne Bacon. The other four are going to one school.

ACC top prospects 1-5

Duke is showing everyone how to reload. Last year's national championship team began with nine McDonald's All Americans, and now they're just bringing in another crop. The other ACC blue bloods should be concerned.

Next is the high 4*s. These are the guys ranked 26-50.

ACC top prospects 6-10

Again, Florida State shows up with Malik Beasley, and again, one team (Louisville) dominates the group. Duke, Louisville, and Florida State all did great jobs bringing in elite talent.

For the next crop of consensus 4*s (rated 50-100), the ACC landed 10 recruits.

ACC top prospects 11-15

ACC top prospects 16-20

Here, the charts get more colorful. Syracuse brought in several guys, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest each add two, and Florida State shows up with another (Terance Mann). North Carolina, with possible NCAA punishment looming, had a quiet class (though their returning roster is loaded).

In total the ACC landed 20 top 100 recruits.