Deacon Dump 1/8: Props to C.J., Wake a leader for Jackson

I'm going to try and sort out this transfer situation. It makes absolutely no freaking sense to me right now. I'll get something up later on today. Until then (and our Miami preview), enjoy some Friday morning links.

Athlete reaches for the heights, realizes dream
"Although I have a little fame and riches, still, education is important," [Robbins] went on to say. "Football doesn't last forever. You never know when that last hit will come."

Tim Jackson: Stanford is out | Home Team | Tampabay.com
One team is out with Gibbs DE Tim Jackson. Meantime, a new team has emerged. Jackson said late Tuesday night he has dropped Stanford, which had been one of his favorites. The reason: Several defensive assistants, including D.J. Durkin, the person recruiting Jackson for the Cardinal, have left for other staffs (Durkin is headed to Florida). This development leaves North Carolina and Wake Forest at the top, Jackson said.

Humphrey makes quick decision, says 'Oklahoma just felt right' | College Sports News | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News
Parish Episcopal’s Eric Humphrey had a busy month ahead of him. With scheduled recruiting visits to Arkansas, Baylor, Wake Forest and Southern California in January, the defensive tackle was on track to be courted and wooed like a superstar for the next four weeks. Change of plans though. Humphrey sat down with his parents on Wednesday, made a pro-con list of playing at Oklahoma and decided the Sooners were the best fit. So it’s official -- Humphrey has committed to play football at Oklahoma.

More Than Expected Harris, a Mount Tabor product, is making a solid impression on Deacons' program
"I saw a kid who really knew how to play," Battle said. "Some kids they have athleticism or they have this or that, but they just don't have a feel for the game. He did a lot of little things that impacted the game, making shots, attacking the basket. "He just knew how to play."

Chris Knoche: Blue Devils Are Best In The ACC
Wake Forest has an amazing talent in Aminu and his numbers speak for themselves and he helps to lead the league’s best offensive rebounding team.

Deacons get ACC win
Freshman Sandra Garcia's 3-point basket with 23 seconds left in the game put the Wake Forest women ahead of Virginia Tech in their ACC opener last night at Joel Coliseum. A free throw from Secily Ray made the final score at 66-63.

St. Luke's Agyapong headed to Wake Forest - StamfordAdvocate
Williams believes his star will bring game-changing qualities to a team that's already loaded and finished the fall season with the No. 3 ranking in the country after falling to eventual champion Virginia in the Final Four. "He wins games, which every coach, even at the Division-I level, is crying out for," he said. "A lot of players tend to play simple and try not to give possession away. Kofi will try to do something different."

Dawson returns to Glaxo still a leader after leading Vikings 12 years ago | Tradingmarkets.com
Dawson, in his first year as head coach of the boys, is in his seventh year at Country Day where he has coached the JV boys' team as well as the varsity girls. He was hired by the school straight out of Wake Forest, where his basketball playing career ended prematurely because of two major shoulder surgeries.

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