Deacon Dump 6/21: Wake Forest Heating Up In The Summer

As the weather has begun to heat up, Wake Forest has started to turn it on in recruiting. Although the football team received its first commitment for the class of 2013 just two weeks ago, it currently stands at a total of nine players as of Thursday. Wake Forest was the last team to have a player commit, yet the Demon Deacons are now right in the middle of the pack with overall commitments. In the past week, the Deacs added a quarterback, a second tight end and a linebacker.

The basketball team even stirred some early buzz in recruiting with a commitment from Winston-Salem native and highly-touted prospect Greg McClinton. He brings instant credibility for the class of 2013 in the midst of a rebuilding project.

A few current Demon Deacons have performed well in professional and international competition, as well. While alumnus Webb Simpson won the US Open, current golfer Thomas Birdsey performed remarkably in rout to The Texas Amateur Open title. Women's basketball player Sandra Garcia has made the Puerto Rico national team and is trying to qualify for the Olympics next month.

With over two months away until football season, we also have information to prepare you for ACC football. During these dog days of summer, we are all holding ourselves head over heels about any new Wake Forest sports information.

Stay cool and check out these links after the jump....

The Deacs gain quarterback Radford
Charlotte (NC) Country Day quarterback Michael Radford committed to Wake Forest less than 24 hours after Demon Deacon quarterbacks coach Tom Elrod offered him a scholarship.

Wake Forest adds an outside linebacker
North Carolina defensive end Ali Lamot decided to stay at home and committed to the Deacs last week. He will move to outside linebacker in college.

BB&N's Brendan O'Neil commits to Wake Forest - Boston High School Blog - ESPN Boston
Massachusetts tight end Brendan O'Neil committed to Wake Forest for the 2013 season. Rated the sixth best player in Massachusetts, O'Neil held offers from UConn, UMass and Temple.

Weaver's college road trip
Three-star Memphis tight end/ defensive end Mack Weaver visited Wake Forest, as well as a slew of other schools. The Deacs are high on his list, but no school has emerged as a favorite.

McClinton commits to Deacons for 2013 | JournalNow.com
Winston-Salem native Greg McClinton has announced he will attend Wake Forest. The four-star prospect is a great start in recruiting for coach Jeff Bzdelik and his staff.

Thomas Birdsey Wins The Texas Amateur - Wake Forest Official Athletic Site
On a day when Wake Forest graduate Webb Simpson won the US Open, rising-sophomore Thomas Birdsey birdied four of his final seven holes on Sunday to claim the Texas Amateur Championship. Birdsey shot rounds of 67-68-68 (-10) over the three days at The Honors Golf Club.

Garcia Looks To Make Olympics With Puerto Rico - Wake Forest Official Athletic Site
Wake Forest rising-senior Sandra Garcia will try to help the Puerto Rican national team earn a berth into the 2012 Summer Olympics.

It 'starts' up front - ACC Blog - ESPN
Here's a look at the ACC's top offensive lines based on returning starters and total starts. Wake Forest ranks 11th with one returning starter and a total of 19 starts.

Ranking the ACC's quarterbacks - ACC Blog - ESPN
ESPN's Heather Dinich ranks Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price as the seventh best in the ACC. The junior and two year starter threw for over 3,000 yards last season.

Ranking the ACC's facilities - ACC Blog - ESPN
Image is everything -- especially to a 17-year-old recruit who is easily swayed by the glitz of trophy cases, first-class weight rooms and modern locker rooms.

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